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Dear America / My America / My Name is America / Royal Diaries Series


Colonial Period / American Revolution: 1600s-1700s

Fraustino, Lisa Rowe I Walk in Dread: The Diary of Deliverance Trembley, Witness to the Salem Witch Trials
Twelve-year-old Deliverance Trembley writes in her diary about the fears and doubts that arise during the 1692 witch hunt and trials in Salem Village, Massachusetts, especially when her pious friend, Goody Corey, is condemned as a witch.
2004 J FRAUS
Gregory, Kristiana The Winter of the Red Snow: The Revolutionary War Diary of Abigail Jane Stewart
Eleven-year-old Abigail presents a diary account of life in Valley Forge from December 1777 to July 1778 as General Washington prepares his troops to fight the British.
1996 J GREGO
Lasky, Kathryn A Journey to the New World: The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple
Twelve-year-old Mem presents a diary account of the trip she and her family made on the Mayflower in 1620 and their first year in the New World.
1996 J LASKY
McKissack, Pat Look to the Hills: The Diary of Lozette Moreau, a French Slave Girl
The Newbery Honor-winning author presents this story of an orphaned slave girl who arrives with her French masters in New York Colony at the end of the French-Indian War.
2004 J MCKIS
Osborne, Mary Pope Standing in the Light: The Captive Diary of Catherine Carey Logan
A Quaker girl's diary reflects her experiences growing up in the Delaware River Valley of Pennsylvania and her capture by Lenape Indians in 1763.
1998 J OSBOR
Turner, Ann Warren Love Thy Neighbor: The Tory Diary of Prudence Emerson
In Greenmarsh, Massachusetts, in 1774, thirteen-year-old Prudence keeps a diary of the troubles she and her family face as Tories surrounded by American patriots at the start of the American Revolution.
2003 J TURNE

Westward Expansion / Native American Experience: 1800s

Baurer, Marion Dane The Land of the Buffalo Bones
Fourteen-year-old Polly Rodgers keeps a diary of her 1873 journey from England to Minnesota as part of a colony of eighty people seeking religious freedom, and of their first year struggling to make a life there, led by her father, a Baptist minister.
2003 J BAURE
Garland, Sherry A Line in the Sand: The Alamo Diary of Lucinda Lawrence
n the journal she receives for her twelfth birthday in 1835, Lucinda Lawrence describes the hardships her family and other residents of the "Texas colonies" endure when they decide to face the Mexicans in a fight for their freedom.
1998 J GARLA
Garland, Sherry Valley of the Moon: The Diary of Maria Rosalia de Milagros
The 1845-1846 diary of thirteen-year-old Maria, servant to the wealthy Spanish family which took her in when her Indian mother died. Includes a historical note about the settlement and early history of California.
2001 J GARLA
Gregory, Kristiana Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie: The Oregon Trail Diary of Hattie Campbell
In her diary, thirteen-year-old Hattie chronicles her family's arduous 1847 journey from Missouri to Oregon on the Oregon Trail.
1997 J GREGO
Gregory, Kristiana The Great Railroad Race: The Diary of Libby West
As the daughter of a newspaper reporter, fourteen-year-old Libby keeps a diary account of the exciting events surrounding her during the building of the railroad in the West in 1868.
1999 J GREGO
Gregory, Kristiana Seeds of Hope: The Gold Rush Diary of Susanna Fairchild
Susanna Fairchild and her family sail from New York to the West, where they plan to start a new life in Oregon. But tragedy strikes when Susanna's mother is lost to the sea. Hearing stories of great wealth, Susanna's physician father decides he wants to join the hordes of men rushing to California to mine for gold.
2001 J GREGO
McDonald, Megan All the Stars in the Sky: The Santa Fe Trail Diary of Florrie Mack Ryder
As her family crosses the Great Plains of the Midwestern prairie, Florrie Ryder encounters endless hardship as she undertakes this great adventure.
2003 J MCDON
Murphy, Jim My Face to the Wind: The Diary of Sarah Jane Price, a Prairie Teacher
Following her father's death from a disease that swept through her Nebraska town in 1881, teenaged Sarah Jane must find work to support herself and records in her diary her experiences as a young school teacher.
2001 J MURPH
Murphy, Jim West to a Land of Plenty: The Diary of Teresa Angelino Viscardi
While traveling in 1883 with her Italian American family (including a meddlesome little sister) and other immigrant pioneers to a utopian community in Idaho, fourteen-year-old Teresa keeps a diary of her experiences along the way
1998 J MURPH
Rinaldi, Ann My Heart Is on the Ground: The Diary of Nannie Little Rose, a Sioux Girl
An acclaimed historical novelist makes her Dear America debut with the 1880 diary of a Sioux girl who is sent to a government-run boarding school in Pennsylvania to learn the white man's customs and language.
1999 J RINAL
Turner, Ann Warren The Girl Who Chased Away Sorrow: The Diary of Sarah Nita, a Navajo Girl
In the diary account of her life at a government-run Pennsylvania boarding school in 1880, a twelve-year-old Sioux Indian girl reveals a great need to find a way to help her people.
1999 J TURNE

Civil War / Slavery: 1850s-1870s

Denenberg, Barry When Will This Cruel War Be Over?: the Civil War Diary of Emma Simpson
The diary of a fictional fourteen-year-old girl living in Virginia, in which she describes the hardships endured by her family and friends during one year of the Civil War.
1996 J DENEN
Hansen, Joyce I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly: The Diary of Patsy, a Freed Girl
Twelve-year-old Patsy keeps a diary of the ripe but confusing time following the end of the Civil War and the granting of freedom to former slaves.
1997 J HANSE
Hesse, Karen A Light in the Storm: The Civil War Diary of Amelia Martin
In 1860 and 1861, while working in her father's lighthouse on an island off the coast of Delaware, fifteen-year-old Amelia records in her diary how the Civil War is beginning to devastate her divided state.
1999 J HESSE
McKissack, Pat A Picture of Freedom: The Diary of Clotee, a Slave Girl
In 1859 twelve-year-old Clotee, a house slave who must conceal the fact that she can read and write, records in her diary her experiences and her struggle to decide whether to escape to freedom.
1997 J MCKIS

Immigration: 1800s-1900s

Bartoletti, Susan Campbell A Coal Miner's Bride: The Diary of Anetka Kaminska
A diary account of thirteen-year-old Anetka's life in Poland in 1896, immigration to America, marriage to a coal miner, widowhood, and happiness in finally finding her true love.
2000 J BARTO
Denenberg, Barry So Far from Home: The Diary of Mary Driscoll, An Irish Mill Girl
In the diary account of her journey from Ireland in 1847 and of her work in a mill in Lowell, Massachusetts, fourteen-year-old Mary reveals a great longing for her family.
1997 J DENEN
Lasky, Kathryn Dreams in the Golden Country: The Diary of Zipporah Feldman, a Jewish Immigrant Girl
In a vibrant and colorful portrait of a Jewish girl, "Dreams in the Golden Country" is the diary of a Russian immigrant girl who begins a new life on the Lower East Side of New York City.
1998 J LASKY

Early Twentieth Century / World War I / Great Depression: 1900s-1930s

Denenberg, Barry Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: The Diary of Bess Brennan
In 1932, a twelve-year-old girl who lost her sight in an accident keeps a diary, recorded by her twin sister, in which she describes life at Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts.
2002 J DENEN
Hopkinson, Deborah Hear My Sorrow: The Diary of Angela Denoto, A Shirtwaist Worker
Forced to drop out of school at the age of fourteen to help support her family, Angela, an Italian immigrant, works long hours for low wages in a garment factory, and becomes a participant in the shirtwaist worker strikes of 1909.
2004 J HOPKI
Janke, Katelan Survival in the Storm: The Dust Bowl Diary of Grace Edwards
A twelve-year-old girl keeps a journal of her family's and friends' difficult experiences in the Texas panhandle, part of the "Dust Bowl," during the Great Depression. Includes a historical note about life in America in 1935.
2002 J JANKE
Lasky, Kathryn Christmas After All: The Great Depression Diary of Minnie Swift
In her fictionalized journal, eleven-year-old Minnie Swift recounts how her family dealt with the difficult times during the Depression and how the arrival of an orphan from Texas changed their lives in Indianapolis just before Christmas 1932.
2001 J LASKY
Lasky, Kathryn A Time for Courage: The Suffragette Diary of Kathleen Bowen
A diary account of thirteen-year-old Kathleen Bowen's life in Washington, D.C. in 1917, as she juggles concerns about the national battle for women's suffrage, the war in Europe, and her own school work and family. Includes a historical note.
2002 J LASKY
Levine, Beth Seidel When Christmas Comes Again: The World War I Diary of Simone Spencer
Teenage Simone's diaries for 1917 and 1918 reveal her experiences as a carefree member of New York society, then as a "Hello girl," a volunteer switchboard operator for the Army Signal Corps in France.
2002 J LEVIN
Lowry, Lois Like the Willow Tree : the Diary of Lydia Amelia Pierce
After being orphaned during the influenza epidemic of 1918, eleven-year-old Lydia Pierce and her fourteen-year-old brother are taken by their grieving uncle to be raised in the Shaker community at Sabbathday Lake. Includes author's note about the Shakers.
2011 J LOWRY
McKissack, Pat Color Me Dark: The Diary of Nellie Lee Love, the Great Migration North
Eleven-year-old Nellie Lee Love records in her diary the events of 1919, when her family moves from Tennessee to Chicago, hoping to leave the racism and hatred of the South behind.
2000 J MCKIS
White, Ellen Emerson Voyage on the Great Titanic: The Diary of Margaret Ann Brady
Written from the point of view of a young passenger aboard the ill-fated Titanic, this title combines an award-winning series with the "disaster of the century".
1998 J WHITE

World War II / Vietnam War: 1930s-1970s

Denenberg, Barry Early Sunday Morning: The pearl Harbor Diary of Amber Billows
In her diary, twelve-year-old Amber describes moving to Hawaii in 1941 and experiencing the horror of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
2001 J DENEN
Denenberg, Barry One Eye Laughing, The Other Weeping: The Diary of Julie Weiss
During the Nazi persecution of the Jews in Austria, twelve-year-old Julie escapes to America to live with her relatives in New York City.
2000 J DENEN
Osborne, Mary Pope My Secret War: The World War II Diary of Madeline Beck
Thirteen-year-old Madeline's diaries for 1941 and 1942 reveal her experiences living on Long Island during World War II while her father is away in the Navy.
2000 J OSBOR
White, Ellen Emerson Where Have All the Flowers Gone?: The Diary of Molly MacKenzie Flaherty
Molly Flaherty's 's brother is a U.S. Marine fighting in Vietnam while she remains in Boston amid the radically changing political and social landscape being shaped by the war. Scared for both her brother and her country, she records this disturbing time period in American history in her diary.
2002 J WHITE


Colonial Period / American Revolution: 1600s-1700s

Gregory, Kristiana Five Smooth Stones: Hope's Diary
In her diary, a young girl writes about her life and the events surrounding the beginning of the American Revolution in Philadelphia in 1776.
2001 J GREGO
Gregory, Kristiana We Are Patriots: Hope's Revolutionary War Diary, Book Two
In her diary, ten-year-old Hope writes about her life as a patriot in 1777 Philadelphia, as the Redcoats try to take over her city and defeat the Continental Army. Includes historical notes.
2002 J GREGO
Gregory, Kristiana When Freedom Comes: Hope's Revolutionary War Diary, Book Three
In her diary, eleven-year-old Hope writes about her life in 1778 Philadelphia as British Redcoats take over her family's house, her father fights with the Continental Army at Valley Forge, and she gains a new friend and new baby sister. Includes a historical note.
2004 J GREGO
Hermes, Patricia Our Strange New Land: Elizabeth's Diary
Nine-year-old Elizabeth keeps a journal of her experiences in the New World as she encounters Indians, suffers hunger and the death of friends, and helps her father build their first home.
2000 J HERME
Hermes, Patricia Season of Promise [Elizabeth's Jamestown Colony Diary, Book Three]
In 1611, ten-year-old Elizabeth continues a journal of her experiences living in Jamestown, as her brother Caleb rejoins the family, a new strict governor comes to the colony, and her father considers remarriage.
2002 J HERME
Hermes, Patricia The Starving Time: Elizabeth's Diary, Book Two
In 1611, ten-year-old Elizabeth continues a journal of her experiences living in Jamestown, as her brother Caleb rejoins the family, a new strict governor comes to the colony, and her father considers remarriage.
2001 J HERME

Westward Expansion: 1800s

Hermes, Patricia A Perfect Place: Joshua's Oregon Trail Diary
Late in 1848, nine-year-old Joshua McCullough starts a second journal, this time recording events in Willamette Valley, Oregon Territory, as his family and others they met on the trail begin to get settled.
2002 J HERME
Hermes, Patricia Westward to Home: Joshua's Journal
"In 1848, nine-year-old Joshua Martin McCullough writes a journal of his family's journey from Missouri to Oregon in a covered wagon. Includes a historical note about westward migration. "
2001 J HERME
Hermes, Patricia The Wild Year [Joshua's Oregon Trail Diary, Book Three]
Joshua continues to chronicle the pioneering life as he and his family continue to grow and thrive out West, in Oregon. Throughout these times of hardship and happiness, Joshua is always courageous and thoughtful.
2003 J HERME
McMullan, Kate As Far As I Can See: Meg's Prairie Diary, Book One
In her diary for 1856, nine-year-old Meg describes the long, dangerous journey she and her younger brother make from Missouri to Kansas, as well as the new life they find there.
2002 J MCMUL
McMullan, Kate A Fine Start [Meg's Prairie Diary, Book Three]
Meg continues to describe the daily realities on the prairie as she and her family make their lives in Kansas. Throughout these times of difficulty and joy, Meg is always courageous and thoughtful.
2003 J MCMUL
McMullan, Kate For This Land [Meg's Prairie Diary, Book Two]
Meg records in her diary the events from July to November of 1856, when her family is reunited and must face challenges from fires to pro-slavery border ruffians who are trying to take over Kansas Territory.
2003 J MCMUL

Underground Railroad / Civil War / Slavery: 1850s-1870s

Osborne, Mary Pope After the Rain: Virginia's Civil War Diary, Book 2
In her diary, a ten-year-old girl writes about her family's experiences living in Washington, D.C., in 1864-65, during which time the Civil War comes to an end and President Lincoln is assassinated. Includes historical notes.
2002 J OSBOR
Osborne, Mary Pope My Brother's Keeper: Virginia's Diary
In 1863, as the Civil War approaches her quiet town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, nine-year-old Virginia records in a journal the horrible things she witnesses before, during, and after the Battle of Gettysburg.
2000 J OSBOR
Osborne, Mary Pope A Time to Dance [Virginia's Civil War Diary, Book Three]
Virginia Dickens continues to chronicle the aftermath of the Civil War, as she and her family move their lives from Washington, D.C. to New York City. Throughout the times of difficulty and joy, Ginny is always courageous and sweet.
2003 J OSBOR
Wyeth, Sharon Dennis Flying Free [Corey's Underground Railroad Diary, Book Two]
In 1858, nine-year-old Corey Birdsong and his family, fugitive slaves from Kentucky, build a new life in Amherstburg, Canada, while still hoping to help those they left behind.
2002 J WYETH
Wyeth, Sharon Dennis Freedom's Wings: Corey's Diary
A nine-year-old slave keeps a diary of his journey to freedom along the Underground Railroad in 1857.
2001 J WYETH
Wyeth, Sharon Dennis Message in the Sky [Corey's Underground Railroad Diary, Book Three]
Ten-year-old Corey Birdsong, a former slave, becomes a conductor on the Underground Railroad by helping to bring a mother and daughter, runaway slaves, to his family's Amherstburg, Ontario, farm in 1859.
2003 J WYETH

Twentieth Century Immigration: 1900s

Lasky, Kathryn Hope in My Heart: Sofia's Immigrant Diary
When Sofia and her family arrive in Ellis Island after a long and difficult journey from Italy, a cruel twist of fate separates Sofia from her parents and sends her into "quarantine." There, in a state-run hopsital, she and her new friend, Maureen, must learn to overcome the twin hardships of immigration and alienation, while they maintain the hope that they will be reunited with their families.
2003 J LASKY
Lasky, Kathryn Home at Last: Sofia's Immigrant Diary, Book Two
In 1903, ten-year-old Sofia and her family begin their life in America in Boston, where her father works in a grocery, her mother sells pasta, and she goes to school while trying to stay in touch with her old friend Maureen. Includes historical notes.
2003 J LASKY
Lasky, Kathryn An American Spring: Sofia's Immigrant Diary, Book Three
In 1903, Maureen, originally from Ireland, comes to Boston to live with her old friend Sofia and her Italian American family, where the two girls share fifth grade class and various adventures.
2004 J LASKY


Colonial Period / American Revolution: 1600s-1700s

Denenberg, Barry The Journal of William Thomas Emerson: A Revolutionary War Patriot
William, a twelve-year-old orphan, writes of his experiences in pre-Revolutionary War Boston where he joins the cause of the patriots who are opposed to the British rule.
1998 J DENEN
Rinaldi, Ann The Journal of Jasper Jonathan Pierce: A Pilgrim Boy
A fourteen-year-old indentured servant keeps a journal of his experiences on the Mayflower and during the building of Plymouth Plantation in 1620 and 1621.
2000 J RINAL

Westward Expansion / Native American Experience: 1800s

Bruchac, Joseph The Journal of Jesse Smoke: A Cherokee Boy
Jesse Smoke, a sixteen-year-old Cherokee, begins a journal in 1837 to record stories of his people and their difficulties as they face removal along the Trail of Tears. Includes a historical note giving details of the removal.
2001 J BRUCH
Durbin, William The Journal of Sean Sullivan: A Transcontinental Railroad Worker
In 1867, fifteen-year-old Sean experiences both hardships and rewards when he joins his father in working on the building of the Transcontinental Rairoad.
1999 J DURBI
Lasky, Kathryn The Journal of Augustus Pelletier: The Lewis and Clark Expedition
A fictional journal kept by twelve-year-old Augustus Pelletier, the youngest member of Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery.
2000 J LASKY
Levine, Ellen The Journal of Jedediah Barstow: An Emigrant on the Oregon Trail
In his 1845 diary, thirteen-year-old orphan Jedediah describes his wagon train journey to Oregon, in which he confronts rivers and sandy plains, bears and rattlesnakes, and the challenges of living with his fellow travelers. Includes historical notes.
2002 J LEVIN
Murphy, Jim The Journal of Brian Doyle: A Greenhorn on an Alaskan Whaling Ship
Brian Doyle has run away from home, fleeing his father's hot temper. When he signs on as a sailor on an Alaskan whaling ship, Brian finds more adventure and danger on the high seas than any boy could imagine, and discovers himself along the way.
2004 J MURPH
Myers, Walter Dean The Journal of Joshua Loper: A Black Cowboy
In 1871 Joshua Loper, a sixteen-year-old black cowboy, records in his journal his experiences while making his first cattle drive under an unsympathetic trail boss.
1999 J MYERS
Philbrick, Rodman The Journal of Douglas Allen Deeds: The Donner Party Expedition
Douglas Deeds, a fifteen-year-old orphan, keeps a journal of his travels by wagon train as a member of the ill-fated Donner Party, which became stranded in the Sierra Nevada mountains in the winter of 1846-47.
2001 J RODMA
Yep, Laurence The Journal of Wong Ming-Chung: A Chinese Miner
A young Chinese boy nicknamed Runt records his experiences in a journal as he travels from southern China to California in 1852 to join his uncle during the Gold Rush.
2000 J YEP

Civil War / Slavery: 1850s-1870s

Hite, Sid The Journal of Rufus Rowe: A Witness to the Battle of Fredericksburg
When 16-year-old Rufus Rowe runs away from home to escape his cruel stepfather, he ends up in Fredericksburg, Virginia, just as the Rebel troops are preparing for a confrontation with the Union Army.
2003 J HITE
Murphy, Jim The Journal of James Edmond Pease: A Civil War Union Soldier
James Edmond, a sixteen-year-old orphan, keeps a journal of his experiences and those of "G" Company which he joined as a volunteer in the Union Army during the Civil War.
1998 J MURPH

Twentieth Century Immigration / Great Depression: 1900s-1930s

Bartoletti, Susan Campbell The Journal of Finn Reardon, Newsie
Finn Reardon, a thirteen-year-old Irish-American newspaper carrier who hopes to be a journalist someday, keeps a journal of his experiences living in New York City in 1899. Includes historical notes.
2003 J BARTO
Durbin, William The Journal of C.J. Jackson: A Dust Bowl Migrant
Thirteen-year-old C.J. records in a journal the conditions of the Dust Bowl that cause the Jackson family to leave their farm in Oklahoma and make the difficult journey to California, where they find a harsh life as migrant workers.
2002 J DURBI
Durbin, William The Journal of Otto Peltonen: a Finnish Immigrant
In 1905 fifteen-year-old Otto describes in his journal how he travels from Finland to America, joining his father in a dreary iron mining community in Minnesota and becoming involved in a union fight for better working conditions.
2000 J DURBI

World War II / Civil Rights / Vietnam War: 1930s-1970s

Denenberg, Barry The Journal of Ben Uchida, Citizen # 13559, Mirror Lake Internment Camp
Twelve-year-old Ben Uchida keeps a journal of his experiences as a prisoner in a Japanese internment camp in Mirror Lake, California, during World War II.
1999 J DENEN
Myers, Walter Dean The Journal of Biddy Owens: The Negro Leagues
Teenager Biddy Owens' 1948 journal about working for the Birmingham Black Barons includes the games and the players, racism the team faces from New Orleans to Chicago, and his family's resistance to his becoming a professional baseball player. Includes a historical note about the evolution of the Negro Leagues.
2001 J MYERS
Myers, Walter Dean The Journal of Scott Pendleton Collins: A World War II Soldier
A seventeen-year-old soldier from central Virginia records his experiences in a journal as his regiment takes part in the D-Day invasion of Normandy and subsequent battles to liberate France.
1999 J MYERS
White, Ellen Emerson The Journal of Patrick Seamus Flaherty: United States Marine Corps
Patrick Flaherty leaves his Boston home when he joins the U.S. Marines and heads for the tumultuous conflict in Vietnam. Scared, but brave, Patrick must deal with all of the emotions of a disturbing war, and chronicles what he witnesses in his journal.
2002 J WHITE


Danticat, Edwidge Anacaona, Golden Flower
Beginning in 1490, Anacaona keeps a record of her life as a possible successor to the supreme chief of Xaragua, as wife of the chief of Maguana, and as a warrior battling the first white men to arrive in the West Indies, ravenous for gold.
2005 J DANTI
Denenberg, Barry Elisabeth: The Princess Bride
The diary of Princess Elisabeth, written in 1853-1854, describing her engagement and marriage to her cousin Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria. Includes historical notes concerning her life as Empress.
2003 J DENEN
Gregory, Kristiana Catherine: The Great Journey
A fictional diary of Princess Sophie, later named Catherine, from 1743 until 1745, when at age 15 she is married to her second cousin Peter, Grand Duke of Russia, who will one day be Emporer.
2005 J GREGO
Gregory, Kristiana Cleopatra: Daughter of the Nile
While her father is in hiding after attempts on his life, twelve-year-old Cleopatra records in her diary how she fears for her own safety and hopes to survive to become Queen of Egypt some day.
1999 J GREGO
Gregory, Kristiana Eleanor: Crown Jewel of Aquitaine
The diary of Eleanor, first daughter of the duke of Aquitaine, from 1136 until 1137, when at age fifteen she becomes queen of France. Includes historical notes on her later life.
2002 J GREGO
Holman, Sheri Sondok, Princess of the Moon and Stars
During the seventh century in the land which is now Korea, 14-year-old Sondok is the eldest daughter of King Chinp-yong, ruler of Silla. It is an era of political and religious intrigue for this princess living in a tumultuous time.
2002 J HOLMA
Kirwan, Anna Lady of Palenque: Flower of Bacal
In 749, the Maya princess Green Jay, of the Kingdom of Bacal, writes in her diary about her arduous journey to Xukpip to meet King Fire Keeper, her future husband.
2004 J KIRWA
Kirwan, Anna Victoria, May Blossom of Britannia
In 1829, nine-year-old Victoria begins a journal chronicling her life as an English princess. Includes information on the reign, marriage, and family life of Queen Victoria and English civilization during that period.
2001 J KIRWA
Lasky, Kathryn Elizabeth I: Red Rose of the House of Tudor
In a series of diary entries, Princess Elizabeth, the eleven-year-old daughter of King Henry VIII, celebrates holidays and birthdays, relives her mother's execution, revels in her studies, and agonizes over her father's health.
1999 J LASKY
Lasky, Kathryn Jahanara: Princess of Princesses
Beginning in 1627, Princess Jahanara, first daughter of Shah Jahan of India's Mogul Dynasty, writes in her diary about political intrigues, weddings, battles, and other experiences of her life. Includes historical notes on Jahanara's later life and on the Mogul Empire.
2002 J LASKY
Lasky, Kathryn Kazunomiya: Prisoner of Heaven
Princess Kazunomiya, half-sister of the Emporer of Japan, relates in her diary and in poems the confusing events occurring in the Imperial Palace in 1858, including political and romantic intrigue.
2004 J LASKY
Lasky, Kathryn Marie Antoinette: Princess of Versailles
In 1769, thirteen-year-old Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna, daughter of Empress Maria Theresa, begins a journal chronicling her life at the Austrian court and her preparations for her future role as queen of France.
2000 J LASKY
Lasky, Kathryn Mary, Queen of Scots, Queen Without a Country
Mary, the young Scottish queen, is sent a diary from her mother in which she records her experiences living at the court of France's King Henry II as she awaits her marriage to Henry's son, Francis.
2002 J LASKY
McKissack, Pat Nzingha: Warrior Queen of Matamba
McKissack presents the diary of 13-year-old Nzingha, a 16th-century West African princess who loves to hunt and hopes to lead her kingdom one day against the invasion of the Portuguese slave traders.
2000 J MCKIS
Meyer, Carolyn Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess
A novel in diary form in which the youngest daughter of Czar Nicholas II describes the privileged life her family led up until the time of World War I and the tragic events that befell them.
2000 J MEYER
Meyer, Carolyn Isabel: Jewel of Castilla
While waiting anxiously for others to choose a husband for her, Isabella, the future Queen of Spain, keeps a diary account of her life as a member of the royal family.
2000 J MEYER
Meyer, Carolyn Kristina: The Girl King
A novel in diary form about Kristina, the young queen of Sweden.
2003 J MEYER
Smith, Patricia Clark Weetamoo, Heart of the Pocassets
The 1653-1654 diary of a fourteen-year-old Pocasset Indian girl, destined to become a leader of her tribe, describes how her life changes with the seasons, after a ritual fast she undertakes, and with her tribe's interaction with the English "Coat-men" of the nearby Plymouth Colony.
2001 J SMITH
White, Ellen Emerson Kaiulani: The People's Princess
Follows the life of Victoria Kaiulani Cleghorn from 1889 to 1893 as she studies to be a better princess, even as Hawaii's monarchy, and her throne, are being undermined by American businessmen.
2001 J WHITE
Yep, Laurence Lady Ch'iao Kuo: Warrior of the South
In 531 AD, a fifteen-year-old princess of the Hsien tribe in southern China keeps a diary which describes her role as liaison between her own people and the local Chinese colonists, in times of both war and peace.
2001 J YEP

Kits for Kids

Kits for Kids: Dear America Brain Boosters
Contents: 8 Dear America books that chronicle famous historical periods of the United States, 1 Parent-Teacher Guide, 1 DVD.
KIT J973 DEAR 2004


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