Dear America Series

Approximatey 30 minutes each

  1. A Journey to the New World: The Story of Remember Patience Whipple: Plymouth, Massachusetts, 1620 – The story of a young girl’s experiences with life, death, and friendship in the New World after the Mayflower voyage.
  2. Dear America: Standing in the Light: The Captive Story of Catharine Carey Logan: Delaware Valley, Pennsylvania, 1763 – Caty Logan has always lived a quiet life with her Quaker family. But one day Caty’s world is changed forever. The Lagniappee Indians, who have been viciously attacked by white settlers, retaliate by kidnapping Caty and her brother. Terrified and angry, Caty rejects the Lagniappe family that tries to raise her as their own. A handsome warrior named Snow Hunter teaches Caty to respect Lenape traditions…and captures her heart. Now caught between two worlds, Caty wonders if she will ever be able to return to her old life.
  3. Dear America: The Winter of Red Snow: The Revolutionary War Story of Abigail Jane Stewart: Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 1777  – The desperate condition of Washington’s troops at Valley Forge are shown through the eyes of a colonial farmer’s daughter.
  4. Dear America: A Line in the Sand: The Alamo Diary of Lucinda Lawrence Gonzales: Texas, 1836 – The epic story of the Alamo told through the spirited writings of a thirteen-year-old girl whose family is embroiled in the Texan fight for freedom.
  5. Dear America: So Far from Home: The Story of Mary Driscoll, an Irish Mill Girl: Lowell, Massachusetts, 1847 – Mary, a young Irish immigrant, faces poverty, poor working conditions, and prejudice when she moves to the U.S.
  6. Dear America: Picture of Freedom: The Story of Clotee, a Slave Girl: Belmont Plantation, Virginia, 1859  – Clotee is a young slave on Belmont Plantation. Clotee teaches herself to read and write and begins to keep a diary, in which she records her observations of life on the plantation. When abolitionists working for the Underground Railroad help slaves to escape to freedom, Clotee keeps their identity secret but chooses to stay at Belmont.
  7. Dear America: When Will This Cruel War Be Over?: The Civil War Diary of Emma Simpson: Gordonsville, Virginia, 1864 – A Confederate girl records the hardships of Southern life as the Civil War rages at her doorstep and tears her family and country apart.
  8. Dear America: Dreams in the Golden Country: The Story of Zipporah Feldman, a Jewish Immigrant Girl: New York City, 1903 – Depicts the family and ideological struggles of a Jewish immigrant girl from Russia new to American city life.
  9. Dear America: Color Me Dark: The Story of Nellie Lee Love: Chicago, 1919 – Nellie Lee Love moves north with her family to Chicago — the land of opportunity — hoping to escape the racism of the rural south. Mamma believes a new start will help Nellie Lee’s sister Erma Jean, who stopped speaking after a mysterious but horrifying event only she witnessed. Though life in this northern city is exciting, Nellie Lee sees that racism knows no boundaries. When a group of boys threaten Nellie Lee, Erma Jean finds her voice just in time to fend them off. Through the love of their family, both sisters learn that they possess the strength to triumph.