Early Sunday Morning: the Pearl Harbor Diary of Amber Billows, Hawaii, 1941
10 best books like Early Sunday Morning: the Pearl Harbor Diary of Amber Billows, Hawaii, 1941 (Barry Denenberg): Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess, Russia, 1914, Jahanara: Princess of Princesses, Journal of Douglas Allen Deeds: The Donner Party Expedition, 1846, Cleopatra VII: Daughter of the Nile - 57 B.C., Catherine: The Great Journey, Russia, 1743, Anacaona: Golden Flower, Haiti, 1490, Kazunomiya: Prisoner of Heaven, Japan, 1858, Eleanor: Crown Jewel of Aquitaine, France, 1136, Sondok: Princess of the Moon and Stars, Korea, A.D. 595, Marie Antoinette: Princess of Versailles, Austria - France, 1769
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...
Jahanara: Princess of Princesses
In the 1600s, the Mughal emperors of India were among the greatest rulers of the East. Jahanara is the daughter of one of these ultra-rich and powerful figures, Shah Jahan The Magnificent. The oldest and favorite of his children, she is showered with emeralds, diamonds, and rubies, and is attended by...
Grade level :5.7
Genre : Historical fiction
This My Name is America is part of the Dear America book series. Each part of the series is fashioned to be a fictional journal based off of real historical events and people. Most books from this series I have seen have the characters as children,...
Cleopatra VII: Daughter of the Nile - 57 B.C.
Disclaimer: The last time I read this book was in middle school, so my review will be spotty and more nostalgic than any review should be. Oh well.
I avidly read the Royal Diaries series during my middle school years. Like most young girls, I was fascinated with princesses and--maybe not so much...
Scholastic is proud to present the final installment of The Royal Diaries series. Drama and intrigue explode in the story of young Princess Catherine's incredible journey to greatness.
Fourteen-year-old Prussian princess Sophia finds herself entangled in her mother's efforts to arrange...
Anacaona: Golden Flower, Haiti, 1490
With her signature narrative grace, Edwidge Danticat brings Haiti's beautiful queen Anacaona to life. Queen Anacaona was the wife of one of her island's rulers, and a composer of songs and poems, making her popular among her people. Haiti was relatively quiet until the Spanish conquistadors discovered...
Kazunomiya: Prisoner of Heaven, Japan, 1858
As a princess of Japan in the year 1858, twelve-year-old Kazunomiya lives a life of privilege and luxury. But it is one in which she is a virtual prisoner, kept sheltered behind palace walls, only able to leave for the occasional visit to a temple or shrine. But her predictable life is changing. Japan has...
Author of the best-selling Royal Diaries title, CLEOPATRA VII, Kristiana Gregory now takes readers to twelfth-century France and introduces Eleanor of Aquitaine, who becomes queen at age 15.
Fourteen-year-old Eleanor of Aquitaine lives in a castle in Poitier, France, with her father...
Sondok: Princess of the Moon and Stars, Korea, A.D. 595
In the late seventh century, the land that we now call Korea was embroiled with political and religious conflicts. Three kingdoms (Silla, Koguryo, and Paekche) fought for supremacy, and three faiths (Shamanism, Buddhism, and Confucianism) battled for dominance. Princess Sondok, the eldest daughter...
"I look up now into the oval mirror and see barely a trace of the mud-splattered girl tearing through the woodland on her horse, or the barefoot girl wading at Schonbrunn... I have become what Mama set out for me to be. Majestic. A Dauphine and eventually a Queen." So writes the headstrong 13-year-old Maria...
Elizabeth I: Red Rose of the House of Tudor, England, 1544
This was a reread for me. I believe I originally read this book sometime during middle school and I remembered that I really liked it. I read a bunch of the Dear America and Royal Diaries books but I would always get them from my school library. Now I’m going to try to buy the ones I liked so I can relive my childhood....
This poignant and joyful novel is filled with meaningful moments and emotional resonance.
Addie is waiting for normal. But Addie's mother has an all-or-nothing approach to life: a food fiesta or an empty pantry, her way or no way.
Addie’s mother is bipolar, and she often neglects...
A Picture of Freedom: The Diary of Clotee, a Slave Girl, Belmont Plantation, Virginia 1859
|Author||Patricia C. McKissack|
Day or two later
Freedom is one of the first words I teached myself to write. Down in the Quarters people pray for freedom - they sing 'bout freedom, but to keep Mas' Henley from knowin' their true feelings, they call freedom "heaven." Everybody's mind is on freedom.
But it is a word that aine never...
|Author||Ellen Emerson White|
In their hope to restore Hawaii¹s toppled monarchy and the Hawaiian way of life the people of Hawaii turn to Princess Kaiulani, who is only a young girl. Acclaimed author Ellen Emerson White makes her debut on the Royal Diaries list with this compelling narrative of the tumultuous years following Hawaii¹s...
Carolyn Meyer, author of best-selling ROYAL DIARIES Isabel and Anastasia, now brings to the series this compelling story of Kristina, The Girl King, from 17th-century Sweden.
Upon discovering that their newborn infant was, in fact, female and not male as first thought, Queen Marie Eleonore...
A searing Holocaust novel based on a true story.
Twelve-year-old Eva and her sister have been forced to leave their home in Poland and are imprisoned in a Nazi labor camp. There they must spin thread on treacherous machinery to make clothing and blankets for the German Army. As Eva struggles...
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...
Five Smooth Stones : Hope's Diary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1776,
Title: Five Smooth Stones: Hope’s Diary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1776 (My America series)
Author: Kristiana Gregory
Lexile Level: 640L
Recommendations & Comments: Five Smooth Stones relates a year’s worth of diary entries by Hope Potter, a nine-year-old...