Tuesday, January 29, 2008
The Stowaway A Tale of California Pirates by Kristiana Gregory
The book our reading group chose for our first effort is The Stowaway A Tale of California Pirates by Kristiana Gregory. This story takes place in and around Monterrey, California in 1818. The story follows Carlito as he tries to avenge the death of his father at the hands of the pirates.
The book was chosen because of the lack of knowledge about Spain's ownership of California. Students rarely learn about the history of this state before The gold rush of 1849.