Eleanor: Crown Jewel of Aquitaine, France, 1136

10 best books like Eleanor: Crown Jewel of Aquitaine, France, 1136 (Kristiana Gregory): Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess, Russia, 1914, Voyage on the Great Titanic: The Diary of Margaret Ann Brady, R.M.S. Titanic, 1912, Victoria: May Blossom of Britannia, England, 1829, 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, Doomed Queen Anne, Standing in the Light: The Captive Diary of Catharine Carey Logan, Delaware Valley, Pennsylvania, 1763, A Picture of Freedom: The Diary of Clotee, a Slave Girl, Belmont Plantation, Virginia 1859, I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly: The Diary of Patsy, a Freed Girl, Mars Bluff, South Carolina, 1865, West to a Land of Plenty: The Diary of Teresa Angelino Viscardi

Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess, Russia, 1914
AuthorCarolyn Meyer
ISBN0439129087
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...
Voyage on the Great Titanic: The Diary of Margaret Ann Brady, R.M.S. Titanic, 1912
AuthorEllen Emerson White
ISBN0590962736
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
AuthorAnna Kirwan
ISBN0439215986
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.

29 MAY

...I had to kiss His Majesty's hand....
AuthorBarry Denenberg
ISBN0439555132
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...
AuthorMary Pope Osborne
ISBN0590687158
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,...
Doomed Queen Anne
AuthorCarolyn Meyer
ISBN0152050868
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...
AuthorMary Pope Osborne
ISBN0590134620
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...
A Picture of Freedom: The Diary of Clotee, a Slave Girl, Belmont Plantation, Virginia 1859
AuthorPatricia C. McKissack
ISBN0590259881
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...
I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly: The Diary of Patsy, a Freed Girl, Mars Bluff, South Carolina, 1865
AuthorJoyce Hansen
ISBN0439555051
I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly: The Diary of Patsy a Freed Girl is about a young African American girl, Patsy, who lived during the time when slavery was abolished after the Civil War.

The book was okay. I can see why I was attracted to reading this series when I was younger. The whole novel is...
AuthorJim Murphy
ISBN0590738887
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...
AuthorPatricia C. McKissack
ISBN0439210380
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,...
A Journey to the New World: The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple, Mayflower, 1620
AuthorKathryn Lasky
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...
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