Dear America: Christmas After All by Kathryn LaskyDear America: Christmas After All by Kathryn Lasky

Dear America: Christmas After All

byKathryn Lasky

Hardcover | September 1, 2012

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History comes alive through the eyes of a young American girl

To twelve-year-old Minnie Swift, Christmas is not going to be the time of bounty she's used to. It is 1932-the middle of the Great Depression-and jobs are scarce and Papa seems more worried each day. But when their orphaned cousin comes to live with them, the Swifts are quick to rearrange the beds and make room for her. Minnie, thrilled to have another youngster in the home, is resolved to make this Christmas memorable in spite of the hard times. Through her diary entries, Minnie captures the optimism of a small Midwestern family, the fortitude of the American spirit, and the magic of Christmas.

Kathryn Lasky is the Newbery Honor-winning author of over one hundred books for children and young adults. Her beloved Guardians of Ga'Hoole fantasy series has sold more than 4 million copies, and she is the author of A Time for Courage as well as the Daughters of the Sea series, the Wolves of the Beyond series, and other Dear America ...
Title:Dear America: Christmas After AllFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 7.69 × 5.48 × 0.73 inPublished:September 1, 2012Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545381770

ISBN - 13:9780545381772


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very nice Christmas story It's a very nice Christmas story about keeping faith even in the darkest times. It depicts life during the Great Depression.
Date published: 2014-01-05

Editorial Reviews

PRAISE FOR DEAR AMERICA:"More than a supplement to classroom textbooks, this series is an imaginative, solid entrée into American history." --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY "An impressive series that will challenge students to make connections from prominent historical events to relevant life situations. . . . A wonderful asset to the classroom as well as to home libraries." --CHILDREN'S BOOK REVIEW SERVICE"Engaging accessible historical fiction." --SLJ"The Dear America diaries represent the best of historical fiction for any age." --CHICAGO TRIBUNE