My Face to the Wind: The Diary of Sarah Jane Price, a Prairie Teacher

10 best books like My Face to the Wind: The Diary of Sarah Jane Price, a Prairie Teacher (Jim Murphy): The Ballad of Lucy Whipple, Journal of Wong Ming-Chung: A Chinese Miner, California, 1852, Journal of Douglas Allen Deeds: The Donner Party Expedition, 1846, Sondok: Princess of the Moon and Stars, Korea, A.D. 595, Elizabeth I: Red Rose of the House of Tudor, England, 1544, Victoria: May Blossom of Britannia, England, 1829, 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

AuthorKaren Cushman
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...
Journal of Wong Ming-Chung: A Chinese Miner, California, 1852
AuthorLaurence Yep
This is an excellent entry in the Scholastic "Dear America" series. Aimed at the 9 to 12 year old age group, they are short novoels set in differening historyical periods in US history.

At the age of 12 (page 34), Bright Intelligence has heard incredible news. He, who everyone calls "Runt", will...
AuthorRodman Philbrick
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,...
Sondok: Princess of the Moon and Stars, Korea, A.D. 595
AuthorSheri Holman
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...
Elizabeth I: Red Rose of the House of Tudor, England, 1544
AuthorKathryn Lasky
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....
Victoria: May Blossom of Britannia, England, 1829
AuthorAnna Kirwan
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....
A Picture of Freedom: The Diary of Clotee, a Slave Girl, Belmont Plantation, Virginia 1859
AuthorPatricia 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...
AuthorKit Pearson
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...
AuthorJoan Lowery Nixon
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....
AuthorScott O'Dell
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....
AuthorKathryn Lasky
I really loved the descriptions, especially in the tone of wonder for this basically untouched scenery. It really felt like someone who was seeing these amazing places for the first time, and felt as much awe as the rest of us would. It also didn't play down the difficulties of the travel (hunger, terrain,...
The Journal Of Joshua Loper, A Black Cowboy
AuthorWalter Dean Myers
Well let me start off by saying I only know about cowboys from books and movies. So this was enlightening about the cattle drive cowboys.

This is from the series My Name Is America, A Dear America book. This is the boys version of the historical fiction diaries.

In this one we get to know...
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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