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    Dear America: Like the Willow Tree

    Dear America: Like the Willow Tree

    by Lois Lowry

    My name is Lydia. This is my story… In 1918, as the Great War rages in Europe, the Spanish influenza tears a brutal path across the United States, leaving devastation in its wake. Suddenly, eleven year-old Lydia Pierce and her older brother, Daniel, find themselves orphans of the flu, and are taken by their grieving uncle to be raised in the Shaker community at Sabbathday Lake. Thrust into the Shakers' unfamiliar way of life, Lydia, a fiercely independent girl, must grapple with a new world that is nothing like the one she used to know. Lydia must work hard, and all the while she worries about her headstrong brother, who has run away. In time, and with her courageous spirit, Lydia learns to find the joy in living with the Shakers—yet she cannot stop wondering, will Daniel ever return?

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A Journey to the New World

The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple, Mayflower, 1620

Author: Kathryn Lasky

Series: Dear America

Interest Level:
3-7

Lexile Framework:
900L

Grade Level Equivalent:
3.1

Guided Reading Level:
X

Age:
8-12

Genre:
Diaries and Journals, Historical Fiction

Subject:
Changes and New Experiences, Pilgrims, Survival

About This Book

Twelve-year-old Remember Patience Whipple ("Mem" for short) has just arrived in the New World with her parents after a grueling 65-day journey on the Mayflower.

Mem has an irrepressible spirit, and leaps headfirst into life in her new home. Despite harsh conditions, Mem is fearless. She helps to care for the sick and wants more than anything to meet and befriend a Native American.


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