When I was growing up, my home was filled with books and magazines. We often went to the public library. Probably the first chapter book that I remember reading is Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison by Ohio writer and illustrator, Lois Lenski. The book won a Newbery Honor in 1942.
I read this book for the first time when I was about seven years old, and I borrowed it over and over from my school library. I was drawn in by the story, and charmed by Lenski’s illustrations.
There is a narrative from interviews in 1823 with Mary Jemison available online. It is as fascinating as Lenski's fictional account.
What was the first piece of fiction you read that had an impact on you?