Title: Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison
Author: Lois Lenski (http://www.loislenskicovey.org/)
Best Suited For: Ages 12+
Genre: Historical Fiction
Rating: 4/5 stars
Content: 3/5 stars. This book was an accurate portrayal of the Seneca life. On the downside, to maintain the accuracy, Indian Captive mentioned false gods frequently. There were also women in the drawings who were not fully clothed.
My Review: This was a wonderful book. The only things I did not like about it were the things I mentioned in the Content section. I enjoyed how it explained, in detail, of how they made pottery, moccasins, and planted and cared for corn, beans, and squash. Molly Jemison seemed to be a nice girl, although she shouldn’t have believed the Indians when they talked about their ‘gods’. As I said above, I think this book would be best for ages 12+, and I would recommend that parents read it before younger children do.