Diaries -- fiction

The Diaries of Adam and Eve

By Mark Twain

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Combined in one volume these whimsical diaries are at bottom both an argument for women's equality and an irreverent look at conventional religion.

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Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

Revolution Jennifer Donnelly

Revolution, by Jennifer Donnelly, spans both time and social status. In the present there is Andi, a musical prodigy who is about to get kicked out of her prestigious New York City school. She’s mad at her father for the divorce and at her mother for retreating into her own private shell. But mostly she’s in pain over the death of her younger brother, for which she blames herself.

In the past there’s Alexandrine, living through the bloody days of the French Revolution. Alex is a struggling actor who serves as nanny to Louis-Charles, the lost prince of France, and an unwilling spy for Duc d’Orleans.

A Picture of Freedom: The Diary of Clotee, a Slave Girl

By Patricia C. McKissack

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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.
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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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The Journal of William Thomas Emerson, a Revolutionary War Patriot

By Barry Denenberg

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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.
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The Winter of Red Snow: The Revolutionary War Diary of Abigail Jane Stewart

By Kristiana Gregory

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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.

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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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The Journal of Rufus Rowe: Witness to the Battle of Fredericksburg

By Sid Hite

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In 1862, sixteen-year-old Rufus Rowe runs away from home and settles in Fredericksburg, Virginia, where he documents in his journal the battle he watches unfold there.

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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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