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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 18, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1477494383
  • ISBN-13: 978-1477494387
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,372,655 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jim L Wright is a freelancer, online blogger, editor, and author. His Young Adult Fantasy, New Yesterdays is published by Amazon and Create Space. His latest project is an action thriller that will be published next year.

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New Yesterdays by Jim Wright is a poignant read for all ages.
Inion N. Mathair
I love experimenting with different genres and themes because you never quite know what little gem you're going to find or get a taste for next.
Jess Sturman-Coombs
Loved the book New Yesterdays, kept my interest from first page to last great attention keeper an awesome must read!!!!!!!!
Alex3nice

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 5, 2012
Format: Paperback
Really good book can't wait to see more. Would gladly recommend to enyone looking for a good book to enjoy. Keep up the great work Jim.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Peter W. Jenkins on October 3, 2012
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There is a serious lack of understanding in America for Native Americans. In some areas there are acts of unwarranted hostility towards them. The attitude that the Indian tribes `got what they deserved' is all too common, though most Americans are saddened by their cruel treatment by the settlers and the US government. 'New Yesterdays, Changed Tomorrows" comes with a refreshingly well-balanced view of this history. Jim (the boy not the author!) finds he can scramble through the wall of an disused Victorian house into the past, where there is an Indian village. This feels like the wardrobe of C.S. Lewis or J. K. Rowling's station platform, but it's a modest device for time traveling. There, Dustu, a boy of his own age befriends him and Jim becomes mutually attached to the Cherokee villagers. Both the choice of the boys, and the author's clear and direct style of writing led me to believe that this story was written for 12-18 year olds to enjoy. The choice of a boy hero was admirable. We follow him with a growing understanding of the Cherokee Indians' plight. Jim alerts them, from his memory of history lessons, and shares his knowledge that the Cherokees would be driven out of their ancestral lands to Oklahoma, with a terrible loss of life. The villagers' response does not distort history But then, alas, the author has difficulty in having Jim witness a set of events that amplify the historical story. Understandably he ditches the hero and makes us follow other people--Seamus driven out of Ireland for example. The result of abandoning the hero created in me a real feeling of loss. Finally, in a desire to wrap things up, our hero returns to the world he left behind, but, having jumped ahead in time he is unable to find his own family.Read more ›
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jess Sturman-Coombs on September 26, 2012
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I really enjoyed this book. I love experimenting with different genres and themes because you never quite know what little gem you're going to find or get a taste for next. New Yesterdays didn't disappoint in this regard. I really didn't know what to expect but I was more than a little intrigued by the synopsis; A young boy travels back in time and is suddenly faced with the power to change the face of the future...to include his own.

This story is written beautifully with lots of facts that I found absolutely fascinating. I always used to read biographical works, always felt I should be learning something new from each new reading experience. One of the many great things about New Yesterdays is that I came away feeling like I'd gained an insight into the way of the Cherokee Indians, and what a beautiful, respectful and fascinating picture the story illustrates. The main characters were left for a while as the plot gained momentum and I missed their company but, what was fantastic, was that I easily recognised each one again when they returned and it was like they'd never been away! I do believe this is a shiny example of great characters.

I found New Yesterdays to be warming, entertaining and gripping and it even made me cry at one point! A very lovely read and I'm so glad I picked it up!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Alex3nice on February 12, 2013
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Loved the book New Yesterdays, kept my interest from first page to last great attention keeper an awesome must read!!!!!!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kimberly j biller on February 12, 2013
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Such fun interesting little boys that make you think about being a kid again!! This is a book for anyone...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Abrach on October 12, 2012
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The forced removal of the Cherokee Indians in 1838 from their ancestral homes in the South-Eastern parts of the USA has left a legacy of shame and bitterness, which stirs deep emotions even to this day.
But what if the Cherokee and Seminole Indians had forewarning of the white man's plans for their future? How would they have reacted? What would have been the effect on the development of The United States?
Any rewrite of history is inevitably written in someone else's blood. However, Jim Wright has provided a fascinating retelling of one of the most shameful episodes in America's history.
This is a courageous, moral, controversial novel which should be read by anyone who has ever felt a twinge of discomfort over the white man's treatment of the native peoples of North America. Certainly it is a book that I will not easily forget.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Diane on September 22, 2012
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Something you might want to buy for your older children or teenagers.
What an adventure. While this is a book for older children and young adults I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it. Moving from an adventure in a spooky house back in time to the 1820's when Jim is at first surprised to meet Dustu who becomes his friend and then Chief Tooantuh who are both Cherokee's. Would the information Jim takes back with him about the Cherokee nation and their demise possibly change history? With a flavour of Cherokee history, a struggle with settlers I must leave you wondering what the future holds for Jim and his new friends. I could say so much more but really think you should read the book and enjoy!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Inion N. Mathair on November 11, 2013
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New Yesterdays by Jim Wright is a poignant read for all ages. Jim Wright has eloquently penned this novel with such an effortless flow and rhythmic prose that seamlessly transferred from one century to another. Starting around the 1960's, the reader is introduced to Jim and his vivid imagination. An MC with an innocent outlook and heart of gold, Jim is instantly relatable and even admirable at his young age. Through one of his many wild adventures, the reader is then transported back to the 1800's and becomes accustom in the way of the Cherokee.
This novel is a powerful depiction of the ongoing struggle in the New World between the Natives and the Colonists at that time. It managed to show acceptance from both parties but never shied away from the harsh reality of war and man's lust for power and dominance. New Yesterdays is a breath of fresh air and brought us back to a time when children didn't rely on television or video games for entertainment. They made their own adventures courtesy of a vivid imagination & a will to dream. It showed a world of naivety and wonder perfectly juxtaposed with hatred and fear. Since arriving in the Indie publishing world, we've given dozens of reviews and have had the pleasure of reading hundreds of great books. But we had yet to find that gem which caused us to STOP! & reflect on the writers gift which made him or her stand out from the rest. Enters our first...Mr. Jim Wright!
From the moment we picked up this book until the last line & final word we knew we had just that; a rare gem. New Yesterdays is a brilliantly written story & as fans now, we will be yearning for the next book Jim publishes and the first in line to snatch it up. Not only do we highly recommend this book. We challenge those of you readers out there, who are hungry for a great read to pick up your copy & treat yourself to this book as you open the adventure & fall in love with the story.
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