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New World Dreams

Story Stats

Rating: 5
Grade Level: 5
Page count: 12

Author

Elaine Marie
Alphin

Appeared in

On Her Way: Stories and Poems About Growing Up Girl

Story Summary

After little Katie's Da died in the mines, she and her Mama sailed for Boston where they were indentured to Master Benton's family. Unfortunately Master Benton thought Katie too young and wanted to sell her indenture to another family. Pleading by Katie's Mama garnered Katie a trial period during which she proved her worth, allowing them to look forward to the promise that was America.