Dear America: A Light in the Storm: The Diary of Amelia Martin, Fenwick Island, Delaware, 1861 by Karen HesseDear America: A Light in the Storm: The Diary of Amelia Martin, Fenwick Island, Delaware, 1861 by Karen Hesse

Dear America: A Light in the Storm: The Diary of Amelia Martin, Fenwick Island, Delaware, 1861

byKaren Hesse

Hardcover | March 1, 2011

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In 1861, Amelia Martin's father is stripped of his post as a ship's captain when he is caught harboring the leader of a slave rebellion. Now he is an assistant lighthouse keeper on Fenwick Island, off the coast of Delaware-a state wedged between the North and the South, just as Amelia is wedged between her constantly arguing parents. Amelia's mother blames her abolitionist husband for their living conditions, which she claims are taking a toll on her health. As the Civil War rages on, Amelia slowly learns that she cannot stop the fighting, but by keeping watch in the lighthouse each day, lighting the lamps, cleaning the glass, and rescuing victims of Atlantic storms, she can make a difference.
Karen Hesse is the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of many books for children. Her titles include the Newbery Medal winner Out of the Dust, Witness, and The Cats in Krasinski Square, among many others. She lives in Vermont with her husband and two teenaged daughters.
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Title:Dear America: A Light in the Storm: The Diary of Amelia Martin, Fenwick Island, Delaware, 1861Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 7.69 × 5.44 × 0.76 inPublished:March 1, 2011Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545242452

ISBN - 13:9780545242455

Appropriate for ages: 8

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"Hesse's writing shines, as always." -Booklist

"Sure to please historical fiction fans as well as followers of the series." -School Library Journal