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A Line in the Sand

A Line in the Sand

Series: Dear America
by Sherry Garland
Sherry Garland, a fifth-generation Texan who drew on her own family history to create the characters for this book, tells the epic story of the Alamo from the perspective of a 12-year-old girl.

Series Information

Today's most distinguished authors lend their voices and talents to this best-selling historical fiction series.

Presented in journal format, "Dear America" invites readers into the personal worlds of girls from different times in American history. Each moving narrative is extensively researched and inspired by real letters and journals of the time. Not only will readers experience firsthand what it was like to grow up in another time and place, but they will discover how important their own stories are to the making of history.

9, 10, 11, 12
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Lexile Measure
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
Diaries and Journals, Historical Fiction

About the Author

Contributor Image Alt Tag Sherry Garland Sherry Garland's first book for young readers was a nonfiction work on Vietnam that grew out of interests she developed while working with the Vietnamese immigrant community in Texas. Her knowledge of and interest in Vietnamese culture and the Vietnamese-American experience is something she has drawn on again and again in the novels and picture books she has written since.

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