Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

The only novel I’ve ever loved better than a Harry Potter book, Ender’s Game is my number-one favorite novel. Author Orson Scott Card thrusts us into a future in which humanity is threatened by an alien society, known as “the Buggers” (they resemble giant insects). The Buggers have attacked the earth twice already, so the government … Continue reading Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

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Dear America: Early Sunday Morning, The Pearl Harbor Diary of Amber Billows (Hawaii, 1941) by Barry Denenberg

It is 1941, and just as Amber Billows and her family are beginning to adjust to their new life in Washington, D.C. (after having moved between multiple other cities), Amber's father, a quirky Harvard-educated reporter, announces that they are moving yet again, this time to the virtually unheard of U.S. territory of Hawaii. Amber is quick … Continue reading Dear America: Early Sunday Morning, The Pearl Harbor Diary of Amber Billows (Hawaii, 1941) by Barry Denenberg

Dear America: A Light in the Storm, The Civil War Diary of Amelia Martin (Fenwick Island, Delaware 1861) by Karen Hesse

Taking place during the onset of the Civl War in Delaware, a border state where both Union and Confederate sympathizers dwell among one another, this story follows sixteen-year-old Amelia ("Wickie") Martin, assistant to her father, an Assistant Light Keeper. Amelia is content with her life and her many chores and duties among family, school, and the … Continue reading Dear America: A Light in the Storm, The Civil War Diary of Amelia Martin (Fenwick Island, Delaware 1861) by Karen Hesse

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

"Standing in the Light" is a beautiful story that stands (no pun intended) on its own, even outside of the DA series. In this diary, thirteen-year-old farmgirl Caty is just like any other Quaker girl in her Delaware Valley, Pennsylvania society, until she and her seven-year-old brother Thomas are abducted by Lenape Indians. At first, … Continue reading Dear America: Standing in the Light, The Captive Diary of Catharine Carey Logan (Delaware Valley, Pennsylvania 1763) by Mary Pope Osborne