My Name Is America

My Name Is America

The Journal of Jesse Smoke, a Cherokee Boy

By Joseph Bruchac

Scholastic Inc., Hardcover, 9780439121972, 176pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2001

The Cherokees call The Trail of Tears Nunda'utsun'yi, or "The Place Where the People Cried". Jesse Smoke, his mother, and his sisters are forced to abandon their home, their land, and their possessions when they and several thousand other Cherokees are forced west on The Trail of Tears. Illustrations.