Changing Times (#44 in American Adventure Series)
It's July 4, 1876, and Walter Fisk is celebrating America's one hundredth birthday in his new home of Minneapolis. These are exciting times, but they also have their difficulties for Walter. Minneapolis isn't as advanced as his former hometown of...
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It's July 4, 1876, and Walter Fisk is celebrating America's one hundredth birthday in his new home of Minneapolis. These are exciting times, but they also have their difficulties for Walter. Minneapolis isn't as advanced as his former hometown of Cincinnati, and his new neighbors, many of whom came to America from Sweden, have manners and customs that are unusual to Walter. When Walter's cousin Polly Stevenson introduces him to Grant Lapierre, Walter finally finds a friend in Minneapolis. They share an interest in the game of "base ball," but Grant has a secret he doesn't want to share with Walter. Will Walter ever learn Grant's secret? Can Polly help Walter adjust to life in Minneapolis? And as America celebrates its Declaration of Independence, will everyone be able to celebrate freedom?
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Susan Miller, a professor of English at the University of Utah and faculty member of the University Writing Program, won the first W. Ross Winterowd Award in 1989 for "Rescuing the Subject: A Critical Introduction to Rhetoric and the Writer. "She recently won her university's Distinguished Research Award. ý