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    Dear America: Cannons at Dawn

    Dear America: Cannons at Dawn

    by Kristiana Gregory

    We join Abigail Stewart half a year after The Winter of Red Snow ended, in January of 1779. Her father has enlisted in the Continental Army, and when a devastating fire destroys Abby's home, she, her mother, and siblings must make their way to Philadelphia, then on to the Continental Army camp to be near Abby's father. The winters are brutally cold, food is scarce, and the anguish of war is ever present. But not all is desperate. Abby meets many new friends, including a young soldier named Willie Campbell. As romance blooms, Abby wonders if the war will ever end.

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    Teaching With Dear America Books

    Teaching With Dear America Books

    by Jeannette Sanderson

    Enhance your students' exploration of Colonial America, the Revolutionary War, Westward Expansion, the Civil War, and Immigration with dozens of activities tailored to books from the Dear America series. This teaching guide contains thought-provoking discussion questions and activity ideas, as well as story summaries, time lines, glossaries, and engaging, reproducible reading comprehension pages that will all help you pique your students' interest in American history.

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Christmas After All

Christmas After All: The Great Depression Diary Of Minnie Swift

Author: Kathryn Lasky

Series: Dear America

Interest Level:
3-7

Lexile Framework:
770L

Grade Level Equivalent:
5.5

Guided Reading Level:
W

Age:
8-12

Genre:
Diaries and Journals, Historical Fiction, Series

Subject:
Great Depression, Christmas, Family Life, Survival

About This Book

At the age of twelve, Minnie Swift is living through one of the toughest times in America's history, The Great Depression. She keeps a detailed diary over the span of one Christmas month. Reflecting the sadness but also the optimism that characterized the time, this is an intimate portrait of a midwestern family's days and nights, ups and downs, triumphs and losses. It is the story of one family's persevering spirit.


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