Series: Dear America


Released: March 1, 2013

"This strong entry in the Dear America series makes history come alive through one plucky girl and her little brother. (Historical fiction. 8-14)"
After the deaths of their parents, 14-year-old Pringle Rose and her 10-year-old brother, Gideon, head to Chicago, just in time for the great fire. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 2013

"Exciting, suspenseful, absorbing and informative. (epilogue, historical note, archival photographs, author's note) (Historical fiction. 8-13)"
National Book Award winner Blundell (What I Saw and How I Lied, 2008) explores the devastating 1906 San Francisco earthquake and subsequent fires in this well-crafted, literary page turner. Read full book review >
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"A rip-roaring tale with a satisfying conclusion. (author's note, historical note) (Historical fiction. 9-14)"
A not-so-shy Angeline is a force for justice in a Wild West town that is out of control. Read full book review >
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A solid entry in an ever-popular series. (historical note, photographs, biographical notes, time line) (Historical fiction. 8-14)"
Coretta Scott King Award-winner Pinkney provides an outstanding contribution to the Dear America series with the diary of the (fictional) first African-American student to integrate the segregated schools of Hadley, Va. Read full book review >
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"As befits the setting and subject, the narrative is simple and heartfelt, presenting a snapshot of a unique American community. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
"I am desolate," Lydia Pierce declares to her diary on her birthday, Oct. 4, 1918, because the motion-picture houses have been closed due to Spanish flu. Read full book review >
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"This auspicious relaunch of the Dear America series includes an historical note, archival images, web resources, a recipe, Roosevelt's 'day that will live in infamy' speech—and the author's name on the cover. (Historical fiction. 9-13)"
Piper Davis is 13 in the fall of 1941 when she begins her diary. Read full book review >