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So Far from Home

So Far from Home

Series: Dear America
by Barry Denenberg

When the potato famine devastates Ireland, an independent girl joins her aunt and sister in America. This riveting diary takes a sharp look at the deteriorating conditions at the Lowell mills experienced by a fourteen-year-old immigrant girl.

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

About the Author

Barry Denenberg Barry Denenberg is the critically acclaimed author of non-fiction and historical fiction. His historical fiction includes titles in the Dear America, My Name is America, and Royal Diaries series, many of which have been named NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People.

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