Your browser is not supported. For the best experience, you should upgrade to a modern browser with improved speed and security.

Under A Painted Sky

Amazon.com Rating:

Missouri, 1849: Samantha dreams of moving back to New York to be a professional musician — not an easy thing if you're a girl, and harder still if you're Chinese. But a tragic accident dashes any hopes of fulfilling her dream, and instead, leaves her fearing for her life.

With the help of a runaway slave named Annamae, Samantha flees town for the unknown frontier. But life on the Oregon Trail is unsafe for two girls, so they disguise themselves as Sammy and Andy, two boys headed for the California gold rush. Sammy and Andy forge a powerful bond as they each search for a link to their past, and struggle to avoid any unwanted attention. When they cross paths with a band of cowboys, the light-hearted troupe turn out to be unexpected allies.

With the law closing in on them and new setbacks coming each day, the girls quickly learn that there are not many places to hide on the open trail.

Current Price:

  • Featured
    $10.99
  • Lowest
    $4.56
Prices as of 03/23/19 19:08
Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on amightygirl.com at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Where to Purchase:

What's this?

Support A Mighty Girl & Help Grow Mighty Girls!

It's easy to support A Mighty Girl's girl empowerment mission. Every time you purchase resources using the vendor buttons on our website, A Mighty Girl receives a small commission – all at no added cost to you. Thank you for helping us to provide these resources for everyone raising Mighty Girls!

Description

"After [Samantha's] father dies in a fire, the teen is left grief-stricken and vulnerable. Their landlord, Ty Yorkshire, offers her accommodation at the town hotel, where she befriends Annamae, a slave housekeeper. After Samantha kills Ty during a rape attempt, she and Annamae create disguises and join a caravan traveling to California in search of gold.... This offers a much needed multicultural look at the Oregon Trail, with resourceful, smart, and brave Chinese American and African American girls as main characters." — Jennifer Schultz, School Library Journal

Product Details

Recommended Age 13 and up
Author Stacey Lee
ISBN 0147511844
Publication Date Mar 17, 2015
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Language English