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The Royal Diaries, Dear America, and My Name is America Series
Combining fiction and non-fiction through the eyes of the authors, based on their research. Historical notes conclude each book.
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Bartoletti, Susan Campbell A Coal Miner's Bride: The Dairy of Anetka Kaminska, Lattimer, Pennsylvania, 1896
[Dance Tunes from the Pennsylvania Coal Mines 1928-1930]
Dear America: Down the Rabbit Hole: The Diary of Pringle Rose, Chicago, Illinois, 1871
Bauer, Marion Dane Dear America: Land Of The Buffalo Bones: The Diary of Mary Elizabeth Rodgers, an English Girl in Minnesota, New Yeovil, 1873 [Minenesota Buffalo and Quiz]
Blundell, Judy Dear America: A City Tossed and Broken: The Diary of Minnie Bonner, San Francisco, California, 1906
Bruchac, Joseph The Journal of Jesse Smoke: A Cherokee Boy, Trail of Tears, 1838
Denenberg, Barry When Will This Cruel War Be Over?: The Civil War Diary of Emma Simpson, Gordonsville, Virginia,1864
So Far From Home: The Diary of Mary Driscoll, an Irish Mill Girl, Lowell, Massachusetts, 1847
The Journal of William Thomas Emerson: A Revolutionary War Patriot

The Journal of Ben Uchida: Citizen 13559 Mirror Lake Internment Camp

Durban, William The Journal of Sean Sullivan: A Transcontinental Railroad Worker
[Driving the Last Spike in the Trancontinental RR]
[Photo Exhibit]
Faustino, Lisa Rowe I Walk in Dread Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1691: The Diary of Deliverance Trembley, Witness to the Salem Witch Trials
Garland, Sherry A Line in the Sand: The Alamo Diary of Lucinda Lawrence, Gonzales,Texas,1836

Valley of the Moon: The Diary of Maria Rosalia De Milagros, Sonoma Valley, Alta California, 1846

Gregory, Kristiana
Cannons at Dawn Valley Forge, Pennsylvania 1779: The Second Diary of Abingail Jane Stewart (2011)

Five Smooth Stones: Hope's Diary

Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie: The Oregon Trail Diary of Hattie Campbell, 1847

The Winter of Red Snow: The Revolutionary War Dairy of Abigail Jane Stewart, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 1777

The Great Railroad Race: The Diary of Libby West, Utah Territory, 1868 [Discussion Guide]

Cleopatra VII: Daugther of the Nile, Egypt, 57 B.C. [Discussion Guide]

Seeds of Hope: The Gold Rush Diary of Susanna Fairchild

The Great Railroad Race: The Diary of Libby West [race to complete a transcontinental railroad]

The Winter Of Red Snow: The Revoluntionary War Diary Of Abigail Jane Stewart, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 1777

Hansen, Joyce I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly : The Diary of Patsy, a Freed Girl, Mars Bluff, South Carolina, 1865
Hermes, Patricia Westward to Home: Joshua's Diary

Our Strange New Land: Elizabeth's Diary, Jamestown, Virginia, 1609

The Starving Time: Elizabeth's Diary, Book Two, Jamestown, Virginia, 1609

The Wild Year: Joshua's Oregon Trail Diary

Hesse, Karen A Light in the Storm: The Diary of Amelia Martin, Fenwick Island, Delaware, 1861 [Amelia Martin's father is stripped of his post as a ship's captain when he is caught harboring the leader of a slave rebellion. Now he is an assistant lighthouse keeper on Fenwick Island, off the coast of Delaware -- a state wedged between the North and the South, just as Amelia is wedged between her warring parents. Amelia's mother blames her abolitionist husband for their living conditions, which she claims are taking a toll on her health. Amelia observes her mother's hate and her father's admiration for Abraham Lincoln. But slavery is the deeper issue separating the two sides. As the Civil War rages on, Amelia slowly learns that she cannot stop the fighting, but by keeping watch in the lighthouse each day, lighting the lamps, cleaning the glass, and rescuing victims of Atlantic storms, she can still make a difference.]
Larson, Kurby The Diary of Piper Davis: The Fences Between Us, Seattle, Washington, 1941 [WWII/Pearl Harbor/Battleship Arizona/Japanese camps]
Lasky, Kathryn Dreams in the Golden Country: The Diary of Zipporah Feldman, a Jewish Immigrant Girl, New York City, 1903

A Journey to the New World: The Dairy of Remember Patience Whipple, Mayflower,1620

Marie Antoinette: Princess of Versailles Austria-France, 1769
[Discussion Guide]

My America: Hope in My Heart: Sofia's Immigrant Diary (Book 1) [Quarantine/Ellis Island]
My America: Home at Last: Sofia's Immigrant Diary (Book 2) [moving/school in Boston]

Royal Diaries: Jahanara: Princess of Princesses, India, 1627

Dear America: Dreams in the Golden Country: The Diary of Zipporah Feldman, a Jewish Immigrant Girl, New York City, 1903

Lowry, Lois Dear America: Like The Willow Tree, Portland, Maine, 1918: The Diary of Lydia Amelia Pierce. [Suddenly orphaned by the Spanish flu epidemic in the fall of 1918, eleven-year-old Lydia Pierce and her fourteen-year-old brother, Daniel, of Portland, Maine, are taken by their uncle to be raised in the Shaker community at Sabbathday Lake. Thrust into the Shakers' unfamiliar way of life, Lydia must grapple with a new world that is nothing like the one she used to know.]
McMullen, Kate My America: A Fine Start: Meg's Prairie Diary [Kansas Territory]
McKissack, Patricia A Picture of Freedom: The Diary of Clotee, a Slave Girl, Belmont Plantation,1859
[Virtual Trip on the Underground Railroad]

Color Me Dark: The Diary of Nellie Lee Love, the Great Migration North, Chicago, Illinios,1919

Nzingha, Warrior Queen of Matamba: Angola, Africa 1595
[Discussion Guide]

Meyer, Carolyn Isabel: Jewel of Castilla, Spain, 1466 [Discussion Guide]

Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess, Russia, 1914 [Discussion Guide]

Murphy, Jim
West to a Land of Plenty: The Diary of Teresa Angelino Viscardi, New York to Idaho Terrritory, 1883

The Journal of James Edmond Pease: A Civil War Union Soldier

Myers, Walter Dean
[See African-American]
The Journal of Joshua Loper: A Black Cowboy

The Journal of Biddy Owens: The Negro Leagues

Osborne, Mary Pope Standing in the Light: The Captive Diary of Catharine Carey Logan, Delaware Valley, Pennsylvania, 1763 (2011)

A Time To Dance: Virginia's Civil War Diary

Philbrick, Rodman The Journal of Douglas Allen Deeds: The Donner Party Expedition, 1846
Pinkney, Andrea Davis With the Might of Angels: The Diary of Dawnie Rae Johnson, Hadley, Virginia, 1954 [In the fall of 1955, twelve-year-old Dawn Rae Johnson's life turns upside down. After the Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, Dawnie learns she will be attending a previously all-white school. She's the only one of her friends to go to this new school and to leave the comfort of all that is familiar to face great uncertainty in the school year ahead.]
Rinaldi, Ann My Heart is on the Ground: The Diary of Nannie Little Rose, a Sioux Girl, Carlisle Indiana School, Pennsylvania,1880

The Journal of Jasper Jonathan Pierce: A Pilgrim Boy

Clark, Patricia Clark Weetamoo: Heart of the Pocassets, Massachusetts - Rhode Island, 1653 [
Turner, Ann Warren The Girl Who Chased Away Sorrow: The Diary of Sarah Nita, a Navajo Girl, New Mexico, 1864 [Useful Information]
White, Ellen Emerson Voyage On The Great Titanic: The Diary of Margaret Ann Brady, R.M.S.Titanic,1912

Kaiulani: The People's Princess, Hawaii, 1889

Wyeth, Sharon Dennis Freedom's Wings: Corey's Diary [Discussion Guide]
Flying Free: Corey’s Underground Railroad Diary (Bk. 2)
Message in the Sky: Corey’s Underground Railroad Diary (Bk. 3)
Yep, Laurence Lady Ch'Iao Kuo: The Red Bird of the South, China 539 A.D.

Last Update: January 18, 2013