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The Journal of Otto Peltonen

The Journal of Otto Peltonen

by William Durbin

Award-winning author William Durbin brings the Peltonen family to life in this addition to the My Name Is America series. Fifteen-year-old Otto's journal describes the hard life immigrants to America endured as ore miners in early twentieth century Minnesota. Otto's experiences strengthen his resolve to find the freedom his family had sought in America.

11, 12, 13
Interest Level
Grades 6 - 8
Guided Reading
Diaries and Journals, Historical Fiction

About the Author

Contributor Image Alt Tag William Durbin Author and teacher William Durbin enjoys working with and writing for kids of all ages. His love for golf and canoeing has inspired him to write biographies on Tiger Woods and Arnold Palmer as well as two voyageur books.

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