Kaiulani: The People's Princess, Hawaii, 1889
10 best books like Kaiulani: The People's Princess, Hawaii, 1889 (Ellen Emerson White): Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess, Russia, 1914, Valley of the Moon: The Diary of María Rosalía de Milagros, Sonoma Valley, Alta Valley, California, 1846,, The Journal of Ben Uchida: Citizen 13559 Mirror Lake Internment Camp, 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, 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, The Winter of Red Snow: The Revolutionary War Diary of Abigail Jane Stewart, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 1777, I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly: The Diary of Patsy, a Freed Girl, Mars Bluff, South Carolina, 1865
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...
The Journal of Ben Uchida: Citizen 13559 Mirror Lake Internment Camp
After the time of the Pearl Harbor bombing many people in California couldn't trust the Japanese people. This book is based on a boy named Ben Uchida and what changed in his life during WWII. This book is basically the boy version of the Diary of Anne Frank. This story helps show a different side of WWII the...
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....
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,...
|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...
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 is a great fictional account of the winter George Washington’s army spent in Valley Forge. I quite enjoyed it.
Warning: There are a few things that might make some readers squeamish, including the severing of limbs in wartime surgeries.
I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly: The Diary of Patsy, a Freed Girl, Mars Bluff, South Carolina, 1865
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...
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...
Florrie finds the adventure of a lifetime along the Santa Fe Trail, meeting new challenges and dangers, after her mother decides to move her family from Missouri to New Mexico.
Starting their journey from their home in Missouri, Florrie Ryder and her family are headed towards the promise of...
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...
My Heart is on the Ground: the Diary of Nannie Little Rose, a Sioux Girl, Carlisle Indian School, Pennsylvania, 1880
Beginning in broken English, Nannie tells of her incredibly difficult first year at the school, including entries detailing her previous life as her ability to communicate in English grows. From December, 1879, to October, 1880, readers follow a remarkably resilient girl, uprooted from her home...