Raffa, Edwina

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Escape to the Everglades (2006) with Annelle Rigsby
Running Boy of the Snake Clan has lived with his uncle in the Everglades since his mother, a Seminole, and his father, a white man, were taken by the Breath Maker. Now he is fourteen and has received his adult name, Will Cypress, at the annual Green Corn Dance. Will's manhood is accepted by all the Seminoles except Tiger, a bully who has always hated Will. Hoping to prove his loyalty to the Snake Clan, Will joins Osceola's band of warriors fighting to remain in Florida during the Second Seminole War. Will never loses his will to overcome great obstacles even when the whites break their truce, capture the Seminoles, and imprison them in the fort in St. Augustine. Will faces the daunting challenge of honoring both his heritages while desperately struggling to hold onto his dream.
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Escape to the Everglades Teacher's Activity Guide (2006) with Annelle Rigsby
Includes crossword puzzles, recipes for Seminole foods, how to play stickball, and build a model of a chickee for those using Escape to the Everglades in the classroom. Sunshine State Standards.
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Kidnapped in Key West (2008) with Annelle Rigsby
Historical fiction, 1912. Twelve-year-old Eddie Malone is living a carefree life in the Florida Keys when his father, a worker on Henry Flagler's Over-Sea Railroad, is thrown into jail. Eddie sets out for Key West with his faithful dog, Rex. Will he be in time to foil the thieves' next plot and prove his pa's innocence? (Ages 8-12)
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Kidnapped in Key West Teacher's Activity Guide (2008) with Annelle Rigsby
This thirty-six page guide provides teachers with an exciting, effective method to study Florida and the history of the Over-Sea Railroad. All of the discussion questions, activities, and crafts are correlated with the novel, Kidnapped in Key West by Edwina Raffa and Annelle Rigsby.

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