Hear My Sorrow: The Diary of Angela Denoto, a Shirtwaist Worker, New York City 1909
10 best books like Hear My Sorrow: The Diary of Angela Denoto, a Shirtwaist Worker, New York City 1909 (Deborah Hopkinson): Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess, Russia, 1914, The Ballad of Lucy Whipple, Cleopatra VII: Daughter of the Nile - 57 B.C., Kazunomiya: Prisoner of Heaven, Japan, 1858, Turned Away: The World War II Diary of Devorah Bernstein, A Picture of Freedom: The Diary of Clotee, a Slave Girl, Belmont Plantation, Virginia 1859, Whispers of War: The War of 1812 Diary of Susanna Merritt, A Family Apart, Sarah Bishop, Journal of Jedediah Barstow: An Emigrant On The Oregon Trail
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...
Dear Gram and Grampop,
Please do not address yours truly as California anymore, California Morning Whipple being a foolish name for a duck much less a girl. I call myself Lucy now. I cannot hate California and be California. I know you will understand.
California doesn't suit Lucy Whipple...
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...
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...
This dramatic story tells of 11-year-old Devorah's efforts to help her cousin and pen pal Sarah emigrate from Paris before the Nazis deport the Jews to internment camps. Devorah learns that 5,000 Jewish children in France have visas to leave the country, but the Canadian government will not let them...
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...
This book is one of the Dear Canada series, which are historical novels, written in diary format, about fictional girls during different periods of Canadian history.
Susanna Merritt is a young girl living near Niagara, Canada in 1812, the youngest in a large family. Susanna fears for her family...
|Author||Joan Lowery Nixon|
FOR LOVERS OF HISTORICAL ADVENTURE, A FAMILY APART IS THE MIDDLE-GRADE ANSWER TO CHRISTINA BAKER KLINE'S NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING ORPHAN TRAIN.
Imagine being taken from your home. Imagine your mother is the one who lets it happen.
This is the fate that befalls the Kelly children....
Sarah Bishop is a young girl who has no interest in the coming American Revolutionary War. However, this is not how her father and her brother feel. Her father is a Loyalist, siding with the British, and her brother, is a Patriot. Her brother leaves the house, and soon, her father is tarred and feathered....
Orphaned after losing his parents in a rafting accident, Jedediah Barstow must find the courage to follow his family's dream westward along the Oregon Trail.
Having lost his parents and younger sister when they tried to ford a river along the Oregon Trail, Jedediah Barstow decides to make...
Barry Denenberg’s purpose of writing The Journal of William Thomas Emerson is to show what the experiences leading up to the Revolutionary war were like through a young Boston colonists perspective. Throughout the story, William Thomas Emerson a young man who was taken in by Mrs.Thompson and Mr.Wilson...
|Author||Ellen Emerson White|
The brother of an anti-war demonstrator, a young marine is fighting a war no one understands while his sister is fighting on the home front to end the war in Vietnam and bring her brother home.
An agonizing dilemma plagues these brother-sister diarists. He is a Marine stationed in Vietnam. She is...
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...