The Journal of Jedediah Barstow, an Emigrant on the Oregon Trail is the sixteenth book in Scholastic's My Name Is America. It was written by Ellen Levine and was published on September 2002. The book was followed by The Journal of Finn Reardon in May 2003.
- "May 26, 1845
...it was Mr. Littleton who said to me I had some real important pondering to do and not much time to do it in. Just until tomorrow morning, in fact. I could go with the Richardsons or stay with the company. So I should think real hard, he said. "The question is," he said, " are you looking back to the States, or ahead to tomorrow?" I climbed up the bluff to the grasses. Just me and the sun....Ahead? Tomorrow? Can't think what that means. If I think about what's happened, I'm ready to turn back. I feel real angry at Pa. If he hadn't....Never mind. I'll worry more on it later."
- Main article: List of The Journal of Jedediah Barstow characters
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