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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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    Dear America: With the Might of Angels

    Dear America: With the Might of Angels

    by Andrea Davis Pinkney

    In the fall of 1955, twelve-year-old Dawn Rae Johnson learns she will be the only one of her friends attending a previously all-white school. However, not everyone supports integration and Dawnie must endure the realities of racism firsthand. In time, Dawnie learns that the true meaning of justice comes from remaining faithful to the integrity within oneself.

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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, Series

Subject:
Changes and New Experiences, Pilgrims, Survival

About This Book

Remember Patience Whipple boards the Mayflower with her parents, a host of strangers, and a new diary made by Mam. Join Remember as she records the difficult journey and that first year on Plymouth Rock. Will she love the New World? Can she survive the journey across the Atlantic?


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