When Christmas Comes Again: The World War I Diary of Simone Spencer

10 best books like When Christmas Comes Again: The World War I Diary of Simone Spencer (Beth Seidel Levine): Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess, Russia, 1914, The Ballad of Lucy Whipple, Journal of Douglas Allen Deeds: The Donner Party Expedition, 1846, Elizabeth I: Red Rose of the House of Tudor, England, 1544, A Picture of Freedom: The Diary of Clotee, a Slave Girl, Belmont Plantation, Virginia 1859, A Family Apart, Sarah Bishop, Journal Of William Thomas Emerson, A Revolutionary War Patriot, The Journal of James Edmond Pease, A Civil War Union Soldier: Virginia, 1863, Journal Of Sean Sullivan, A Transcontinental Railroad Worker

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...
AuthorKaren Cushman
ISBN0330398326
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...
AuthorRodman Philbrick
ISBN0439216001
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,...
Elizabeth I: Red Rose of the House of Tudor, England, 1544
AuthorKathryn Lasky
ISBN0590684841
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....
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...
AuthorJoan Lowery Nixon
ISBN0440226767
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....
AuthorScott O'Dell
ISBN0590446517
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....
AuthorBarry Denenberg
ISBN0590313509
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...
AuthorJim Murphy
Librarian's Note: This is alternate cover edition #1
ISBN 10: 059043814X
ISBN13: 9780590438148
See: Original Record Here

Newbery Honor author Jim Murphy portrays the brave and rigorous army life of a 16-year-old Union soldier who has been ordered by his commanding officer...
Journal Of Sean Sullivan, A Transcontinental Railroad Worker
AuthorWilliam Durbin
ISBN0439049946
This is one of my favorite books now. This boy is so likable.The characters were so credible. I mean, Sean melted my heart throughout the whole book. His personality got to me. Well, there were a bunch of things he said that made me want to go and hug him. Though, none of the things he said were petty and sad,...
The Journal Of Joshua Loper, A Black Cowboy
AuthorWalter Dean Myers
ISBN0590026917
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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