My America series

Westward to Home

By Patricia Hermes

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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.
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Freedom's Wings

By Sharon Dennis Wyeth

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A nine-year-old slave keeps a diary of his journey to freedom along the Underground Railroad in 1857.

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After the Rain

By Mary Pope Osborne

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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.

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Our Strange New Land: Elizabeth's Diary, Jamestown, Virginia, 1609

By Patricia Hermes

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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.

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