Catherine: The Great Journey, Russia, 1743
10 best books like Catherine: The Great Journey, Russia, 1743 (Kristiana Gregory): Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess, Russia, 1914, Valley of the Moon: The Diary of María Rosalía de Milagros, Sonoma Valley, Alta Valley, California, 1846,, I Walk in Dread: The Diary of Deliverance Trembley, Witness to the Salem Witch Trials, Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1691, Voyage on the Great Titanic: The Diary of Margaret Ann Brady, R.M.S. Titanic, 1912, Victoria: May Blossom of Britannia, England, 1829, With the Might of Angels: The Diary of Dawnie Rae Johnson, Hadley, Virginia, 1954, Early Sunday Morning: the Pearl Harbor Diary of Amber Billows, Hawaii, 1941, My Secret War: The World War II Diary of Madeline Beck, Long Island, New York 1941, One Eye Laughing, the Other Weeping: The Diary of Julie Weiss, Doomed Queen Anne
Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess, Russia, 1914
This was the book that launched my love affair with Russia. I read it at age 12, fell in love with the Romanov family and Russia, and promptly went out and bought a Teach Yourself Russian in Three Months set (with accompanying CASSETTES, which lets you know how long ago this was!). Ten years later, I graduated...
Title of Book: Valley of the Moon
Author: Sherry Garland
What would it be like to be a servant? Maria Rosalia has been a servant for nine years of her life and her brother Domingo is a stable boy. But they have been well treated by the Medina family and other servants who feel...
|Author||Lisa Rowe Fraustino|
One of our final two Dear Americas, this is the compelling diary of a young girl who finds herself caught up in the turmoil and drama of the Salem Witch Trials.
Deliverance Trembley lives in Salem Village, where she must take care of her sickly sister, Mem, and where she does her daily chores in...
Voyage on the Great Titanic: The Diary of Margaret Ann Brady, R.M.S. Titanic, 1912
|Author||Ellen Emerson White|
Of the Titanic story, I always find it most difficult to get through reading or hearing about the crew who sacrificed their lives. What amazes me most is that the band selflessly played through the entire ordeal without rushing to the lifeboats and trying to save themselves. If there was one thing I could...
Victoria: May Blossom of Britannia, England, 1829
In 1829, nine-year-old Victoria begins a journal chronicling her life as an English princess, in a title which includes information on the reign, marriage, and family life of Queen Victoria and English civilization during that period.
...I had to kiss His Majesty's hand....
|Author||Andrea Davis Pinkney|
Coretta Scott King winner Andrea Davis Pinkney brings her talents to a brand-new Dear America diary about the Civil Rights Movement.
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...
I think I would have enjoyed this book more had it been a 'real' diary of a girl who lived on Oahu during the attack on Pearl Harbor. But since this was a fictional diary, I had a hard time loving it. I feel the book gives us a possible taste of what life might have been like during this time, but the epilogue of...
|Author||Mary Pope Osborne|
In a diary that brings to life the dramatic happenings on the home front during World War II, Madeline Beck is living in a boardinghouse with her mother while her father is on an aircraft carrier guarding the Pacific Coast. After discovering that a German U-boat has landed near her home--a little-known,...
One Eye Laughing, the Other Weeping: The Diary of Julie Weiss
This special Dear Ameirca edition is actually two stories in a single volume. In part one of a two-part story, Julie Weiss's world is suddenly torn apart by a war that will forever change the face of humanity. Her life as a privileged Jewish girl quickly becomes one of humiliation and terror. In part two,...
Though born without great beauty, wealth, or title, Anne Boleyn blossomed into a captivating woman. She used her wiles to win the heart of England's most powerful man, King Henry VIII, and persuade him to defy everyone--including his own wife—to make her his new queen. But Anne's ambition was her...
|Author||Mary Pope Osborne|
Catharine Carey Logan and her family have enjoyed a peaceful and prosperous life as the Quakers and Delaware Indians share a mutually trusting relationship. Recently, however, this friendship has been threatened by violence against the Indians. Then, Catharine and her brother are taken captive...
This is one of those "hovering on the edge of ugliness" Streatfeild books, where everyone seems to blame these two kids for things entirely out of their control. It's awful.
And they have to be the ones to be the adults, to forgive and overlook and make their own places. I want to cry when Santa has...
The Adventures of Robin Hood
|Author||Roger Lancelyn Green|
Robin Hood is champion of the poor and oppressed against the cruel power of Prince John and the brutal Sheriff of Nottingham. He takes refuge with his Merrie Men in the vast Sherwood Forest, emerging time and again to outwit his enemies with daring and panache. This classic version brings sense and clarity...
Not a Nickel to Spare is about Sally Cohen, a young girl who faces the difficulties of depression. But on top of worrying about having enough money to survive, Sally also faces the difficulties of being a jewish. With her cousin, Benny, Sally has many exciting adventures that help Sally face her fears...
The first humorous book in the Dear America series follows an Italian girl's immigrant family as they move from New York City to a utopian community in the frontier West.
While traveling in 1883 with her Italian American family (including a meddlesome little sister) and other immigrant pioneers...
|Author||Patricia C. McKissack|
In acclaimed author Patricia McKissack's latest addition to the Dear America line, Lozette, a French slave, whose masters uproot her and bring her to America, must find her place in the New World.
Arriving with her French masters in upstate New York at the tail end of the French-Indian War,...
Thursday, February 28, 1861
P. Cloudy. Wind N.W. Fresh
Mr.Lincoln has arrived at last in Washington....
In one week, he inherits the trouble of this great, unhappy country. In one week, the responsibility will be his--whether we come together again a Union,or fall entirely to pieces....
A Journey to the New World: The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple, Mayflower, 1620
Journey to the New World (Mayflower) / 0-590-50214-X
Like so many of the Dear America series, this book has wonderful history; the journey across the sea is so real, you can almost feel the narrator's sea sickness. The arrival in the New World is presented realistically: full of hope, joy, and...