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Dear America: Like the Willow Tree

Dear America: Like the Willow Tree

Series: Dear America
by Lois Lowry
Newbery Award-winning author Lois Lowry brings a beautiful diary to the Dear America series!

Suddenly orphaned by the Spanish flu epidemic in the fall of 1918, eleven-year-old Lydia Pierce and her fourteen-year-old brother, Daniel, of Portland, Maine, are taken by their uncle to be raised in the Shaker community at Sabbathday Lake. Thrust into the Shakers' unfamiliar way of life, Lydia must grapple with a new world that is nothing like the one she used to know.


Now separated from her beloved brother, for men and women do not mix in this community, Lydia must adjust to many changes. But in time, and with her courageous spirit, she learns to find the joy in life again.

Ages
8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 7
Lexile Measure
830L
DRA
50
Guided Reading
T
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
224
Genre
Diaries and Journals, Historical Fiction

About the Author

Contributor Image Alt Tag Lois Lowry Two-time Newbery Medal winner Lois Lowry was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Today she lives and writes in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in a house dominated by a very shaggy Tibetan terrier named Bandit. Her hobbies include gardening, knitting, and photography. Her own photos appear on the covers of her award-winning books Number the Stars and The Giver.

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