The Courage of Sarah Noble *****
by Alice Dalgliesh
Sarah is a young girl who goes ahead with her father into the wilderness to build a house for their family. She is afraid of the animals and the Indians. She has to keep reminding herself to not lose her courage.
I want my girls to read these true stories about other girls who were courageous. And to be reminded that it is okay to be afraid as long as you don't let it take away your courage. Sarah reads her Bible to the Indians in the story, but that is the only reference to God. I think the story missed the important point that our courage ultimately comes from trusting God.
This is a short book; we read it in a few sittings. I highly recommend it to any young girl. It's probably a third grade reading level.