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Dear America: Color Me Dark

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Dear America: Color Me Dark: The Diary of Nellie Lee Love, The Great Migration North, Chicago, Illinois 1919
by Patricia McKissack

Twelve-year-old Nellie Lee's family moves north to Chicago in search of a better life. Like many other African Americans, they hope to escape the racism of the rural south and take advantage of the opportunities in the city. Instead, they find themselves faced with a more sinister form of prejudice -- hatred within there own race.

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 50     Guided Reading Level V


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).

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