Nov 23, 08
Read in January, 2002
If you or your child has never read a Dear America then I strongly urge you to give this book a try. Once you start reading these engaging historical diaries you will not stop until you've read them all. They're all based around true and historical facts/events, but the girl in the story of course is fictional. Written in diary form, they're very fast and fun to read. Most of them have more historical facts and information in the back and helps the student link to the past in a very engaging way. This story is all about keeping the light houses lit during the Civil War. A story that I never knew about until I picked up this book.