The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Elizabeth George Speare
Page count: 272
Age range: 10 and up
Kit has lived in a British colony on a Caribbean island for most of her life, enjoying a pampered lifestyle and taking for granted the luxury of learning to read and write. But certain circumstances cause her to travel alone to Connecticut Colony to live with relatives who she has never met and who have no idea she is coming. Kit stirs up controversy as she adjusts to life in a Puritan community whose lifestyles and beliefs are drastically different than her own, but she manages to make new and unusual friends and in turn learns much more about herself and her place in the world than she ever could have imagined.
This book is great for students who like historical fiction and students who enjoy reading about a strong female protagonist.
*Also: this book may be better for more advanced readers, as some of the vocabulary is really difficult because it is so archaic.