A Journey to the New World
The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple, Mayflower, 1620
Author: Kathryn Lasky
Series: Dear America
Grade Level Equivalent:
Guided Reading Level:
Diaries and Journals, Historical Fiction
Changes and New Experiences, Pilgrims, Survival
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.