This is a difficult question to answer! I'm cheating by choosing a series. I love these books for their grace and simplicity. Laura captured the beauty, dangers and challenges of life on the American frontier, and also the complexities of the settlers' relationship with the Native Americans they displaced - all through a child's eyes. I grew up with these books and think of Laura as an old friend, so much so that I named my daugher after her.
Chosen by Anne Coughlin NH Humanities Council Concord, NH