Dear America: A Journey to the New World by Kathryn LaskyDear America: A Journey to the New World by Kathryn Lasky

Dear America: A Journey to the New World

byKathryn Lasky

Hardcover | September 1, 2010

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Remember Patience Whipple ("Mem" for short) has just arrived in the New World after a grueling journey on the Mayflower. Despite harsh conditions, Mem helps to care for the sick and wants more than anything to meet and befriend a Native American. Her wish comes true when she meets Squanto, who helps Mem and her family face a year of trial, tragedy, and thanksgiving.
Kathryn Lasky is the Newbery Honor author of more than one hundred fiction and nonfiction books for children and young adults. Her critically acclaimed titles include Beyond the Burning Time, True North, and the Guardians of Ga'Hoole fantasy series, as well as several titles in the Dear America series. She lives with her husband in Cam...
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Title:Dear America: A Journey to the New WorldFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 7.67 × 5.46 × 0.69 inPublished:September 1, 2010Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545238013

ISBN - 13:9780545238014

Appropriate for ages: 8

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was only okay. I think I expected more from this story and it didn't deliver. I found the main character unlikable as she only thought about herself and was rude to the other characters if only to her own pages. Wishing that her best friends dad would die so she would return to her and calling him selfish because he was caught up in grief. I also didn't like how they glossed over how badly the Natives were treated even in the historical note. They make it seem like a mutually beneficial arrangement when it really wasn't. Way to whitewash history.
Date published: 2017-05-31