Dear America: Cannons at Dawn, The Second Diary of Abigail Jane Stewart (Valley Forge, Pennsylvania 1779) by Kristiana Gregory

Cannons at Dawn is the second diary of The Winter of the Red Snow's Abigail Stewart, and the first sequel in the "Dear America" series. The story continues not long after Abigail's first diary ends, still in the middle of the Revolutionary War. As we learn in the opening pages, Abigail's father, the cobbler, has … Continue reading Dear America: Cannons at Dawn, The Second Diary of Abigail Jane Stewart (Valley Forge, Pennsylvania 1779) by Kristiana Gregory

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Dear America: All the Stars in the Sky, The Santa Fe Trail Diary of Florrie Mack Ryder (Santa Fe Trail, 1848) by Megan McDonald

In this charming book, Florrie and her family set out from Missouri to Santa Fe, New Mexico where her step-father, Mr. Ryder, holds a successful trading business. This story is told in the true, authentic voice of a Southern thirteen-year-old girl, making Florrie a delightfully humorous and colorful protagonist. What makes this DA diary stand … Continue reading Dear America: All the Stars in the Sky, The Santa Fe Trail Diary of Florrie Mack Ryder (Santa Fe Trail, 1848) by Megan McDonald

Dear America: Valley of the Moon, the Diary of María Rosalia de Milagros (Sonoma Valley, Alta California 1846) by Sherry Garland

Rosalia is a servant girl for a wealthy Spanish ranchero family in Alta (upper) California. She and her little brother Domingo are orphans, though it is apparent through the color of their skin that they are of mixed Native American and Hispanic descent. They and their fellow servants are treated surprisingly kindly by the hospitable … Continue reading Dear America: Valley of the Moon, the Diary of María Rosalia de Milagros (Sonoma Valley, Alta California 1846) by Sherry Garland

Dear America: The Great Railroad Race, The Diary of Libby West (Utah Territory, 1868) by Kristiana Gregory

In this lovely book, fourteen-year-old Libby and her family accompany her father as he travels alongside the Union Pacific Railroad as a journalist, to track the progress of the building of the transcontinental railroad in the Great Race between the Union and Central Pacific Railways. The construction of a transcontinental railroad was one of the … Continue reading Dear America: The Great Railroad Race, The Diary of Libby West (Utah Territory, 1868) by Kristiana Gregory