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A Light in the Storm

A Light in the Storm

Series: Dear America
by Karen Hesse
Newbery Medalist Hesse pens the diary of a Union girl living in the divided state of Delaware during the explosive first year of the Civil war — a conflict mirrored in Amelia's struggle to keep her parents' disintegrating marriage together. Amelia helps her dad tend the lighthouse on Fenwick Island, Delaware.
Ages
8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 7
Lexile Measure
850L
DRA
50
Guided Reading
T
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
208
Genre
Diaries and Journals, Historical Fiction

About the Author

Contributor Image Alt Tag Karen Hesse Karen Hesse lives in Vermont with her husband and two teen-aged daughters. Her book Out of the Dust was awarded the Newbery Medal for 1998.

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