I remember reading this one when I was in 5th grade or so, and loving it. It was a fascinating look at colonial life, and at the fear of the different that sometimes overtook society.
BTW, great numbers coming up on the donations! WTG!
This book has one of my favorite endings - the naming of the boat. It's just so sweet and touching - I remember holding it as high marker for a romantic gesture as a teen.
Wow, I haven't read that book in years. I used to love it.