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Dear America: So Far From Home

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Dear America: So Far From Home: The Diary of Mary Driscoll, An Irish Mill Girl, Lowell, Massachusetts, 1847
by Barry Dennenberg

Diary-format book about the life for a young Irish immigrant at the Lowell Mill in 1847.  If you are looking for compelling immigrant stories for a middle school audience, this is a great pick.

This book is part of the Dear America series---a series of fictional journal accounts by girls living in different times in American history.  There is also a related series of fictional diaries written by boy characters---the My Name is America series. Both series are written in the form of historical fiction diaries and are fantastic to use when teaching American history or even diary/journal writing.

Book Type:   chapter book

Grade Level:      5th grade     6th grade     7th grade  

Reading Level:    DRA Level 40      Guided Reading Level R


Condition:  This book is used but in good condition. There's very little or no water damage, torn pages, damage to the spine, or writing on the outer cover or inside pages. Occasionally there's a small amount of writing on the inside cover (previous owner's name/inscription). 

 also check out:    immigrant stories      Dear America series      My Name is America series      historical fiction      history      diary/journal