Monthly Archives: July 2012

Dear America Review: With the Might of Angels by Andrea Davis Pinkney

With the Might of Angels: The Diary of Dawnie Rae Johnson, Hadley, Virginia, 1954 by Andrea Davis Pinkney. Scholastic, 2011. Currently Available. Genre: Historical Fiction from the Dear America series Face Value: As Brianna pointed out, these recent reissues of … Continue reading

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Dear America Review: The Fences Between Us by Kirby Larson

The Fences Between Us: The Diary of Piper Davis, Seattle, Washington, 1941 by Kirby Larson. Scholastic, 2010. Currently available. Genre: Historical fiction from the Dear America series Face Value: This is the first book from the 2010 relaunch of the … Continue reading

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Dear America Review: Dreams in the Golden Country by Kathryn Lasky

Dreams in the Golden Country: The Diary of Zipporah Feldman, a Jewish Immigrant Girl, New York City, 1903 by Kathryn Lasky. Scholastic Inc, 1998. Currently Available. Genre: Historical Fiction from the Dear America series Face Value: The interesting thing about … Continue reading

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Dear America Review: A Picture of Freedom by Patricia McKissack

A Picture of Freedom: The Diary of Clotee, a Slave Girl by Patricia McKissack. Scholastic, 1997. Currently Available. Genre: Middle Grade Historical Fiction. Face Value: The old cover – the one I remember from childhood – has all of the hallmarks … Continue reading

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Dear Dear America: A Tribute to the Dear America Diaries

As Sarah and I made our summer plans for the Slatebreakers blog, we decided to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday with a whole week of posts dedicated to the most patriotic Slatebreaking series we could think of: the Dear … Continue reading

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