Journal of Douglas Allen Deeds: The Donner Party Expedition, 1846

10 best books like Journal of Douglas Allen Deeds: The Donner Party Expedition, 1846 (Rodman Philbrick): Where Have All the Flowers Gone?: The Diary of Molly MacKenzie Flaherty, Voyage on the Great Titanic: The Diary of Margaret Ann Brady, R.M.S. Titanic, 1912, The Hidden Staircase, Early Sunday Morning: the Pearl Harbor Diary of Amber Billows, Hawaii, 1941, One Eye Laughing, the Other Weeping: The Diary of Julie Weiss, Dead End in Norvelt, When Christmas Comes Again: The World War I Diary of Simone Spencer, From Norvelt to Nowhere, I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly: The Diary of Patsy, a Freed Girl, Mars Bluff, South Carolina, 1865, My Face to the Wind: The Diary of Sarah Jane Price, a Prairie Teacher

AuthorEllen Emerson White
ISBN0439148898
An agonizing dilemma plagues these brother-sister diarists. He is a Marine stationed in Vietnam. She is at home in America, far away from her brother's war zone, fighting for peace. As the marine writes in his journal about his experiences as a soldier, fighting an enemy he can't see, his sister seeks...
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...
The Hidden Staircase
AuthorCarolyn Keene
ISBN0448095025
After receiving a call from her friend Helen Corning, Nancy agrees to help solve a baffling mystery. Helen's Aunt Rosemary has been living with her mother at the old family mansion, and they have noticed many strange things. They have heard music, thumps, and creaking noises at night, and seen eerie...
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...
One Eye Laughing, the Other Weeping: The Diary of Julie Weiss
AuthorBarry Denenberg
ISBN0439095182
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,...
Dead End in Norvelt
AuthorJack Gantos
ISBN0374379939
Dead End in Norvelt is the winner of the 2012 Newbery Medal for the year's best contribution to children's literature and the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction!
 
Melding the entirely true and the wildly fictional, Dead End in Norvelt is a novel about an incredible two months for a kid...
AuthorBeth Seidel Levine
ISBN0439439825
In April of 1917, Simone Spencer's world changes. Her beloved brother Will goes off to war, and Simone seeks a way to help. The passionate daughter of a feisty French mother and a rebellious upper-class father, Simone is not cut out for the society life she is meant to lead. So, when General Pershing calls...
AuthorJack Gantos
ISBN0374379947
This town is haunted by more than just ghosts . . .

When Jack dresses up as a notorious local murderer for Halloween, he thinks he’s found the perfect costume to scare away evil spirits. But when the real murderer returns and another old lady dies, he starts to worry that he might not be showing...
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
ISBN0590438107
Originally, I picked this book up because my great- grandmother was a teenage one room schoolhouse teacher in Louisiana, and I had already read her journal and wanted to compare. What I got was somewhat satisfying.

When a fourteen year old orphan girl named Sarah Jane is almost forced to abandon...
AuthorKristiana Gregory
ISBN0590226517
Now that we're in the North Platte River Valley the air feels dry and thin. My lips are so chapped they bleed when I talk. The only thing to do is dip our fingers in to the bucket of axle grease and rub our lips every hour or so. It smells bad, it tastes bad, and the blowing dust sticks.

It feels like we...
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...
AuthorJon Hassler
ISBN0449703231
This book is not just a mystery or action book its has great feeling to it. The characters have life because this book has some truth behind it. The main character is a real person that person wrote this book and many more. He has a way to make the character have pop out of the book and stay with you.

My...
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