Under A Painted Sky

  • Type: Books
  • By: Stacey Lee
  • Age Category: Teens
  • Genre: Historical Fiction
  • Recommended by: Eyal S.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780399168031
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Two young women - a Chinese-American violinist & a runaway slave - head West on the Oregon Trail in 1849.

Accidental outlaws Samantha and Annamae decide to try their luck in California with Annamae’s brother during the Gold Rush. Disguising themselves as boys to remain safe, the girls wind up traveling west with a group of young cowboys who take them under their wing. With a focus on characters who are often overlooked in tales of the Old West, this is a fun, fast read about staying true to oneself while also being able to see through someone else’s eyes.