Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 12 to 18
- Grade: 7 to 12
Josh Wilson’s high school history project sends him stumbling into a parallel world where the Native American people have not been displaced by colonists. Instead, the people thrive in a powerful domain and coexist with small colonies in Massachusetts and New York. Josh has only a few days to find his way back to his own world through this new alternative history. His journey among leaders of the colonists and the Mahican people will inspire young readers to question the past and rethink the present.
About the author
John G. Reid is a professor in the Department of History and a senior fellow at the Gorsebrook Research Institute at Saint Mary's University.
The People and Josh WilsonIn this fast-paced, entertaining story, Josh Wilson is a grade nine student in Holyoke, Massachusetts. One Saturday morning, while photographing a local abandoned mill for a school project, Josh falls through a hole and finds himself in a parallel world where history has taken a different path and Native Americans retain control of much of North America. With the help of Rencatha, a Mohican girl, Josh searches for a way back to his world. Along the way, the two teenagers are captured by renegades, help save Dutch colonists from homes destroyed by a hurricane and aid in averting a takeover of the Mohican capital by invaders.
Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. Canadian Aboriginal Books for Schools. 2010-2011.
Other titles by John Reid
The Atlantic Region to Confederation
Viola Florence Barnes, 1885-1979
A Historian's Biography
The New England Knight
Sir William Phips, 1651-1695
Mount Allison University, Volume II
Mount Allison University, Volume I
Acadia, Maine, and New Scotland
Marginal Colonies in the Seventeenth Century