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Dear America is a series of historical fiction novels published by Scholastic. They began in 1996 with Kathryn Lasky's A Journey to the New World, until their cancellation in 2004 after Hear My Sorrow. The series was relaunched in the fall of 2010, before ending around January 2014. A Journey to the New World and Hear My Sorrow were the first and last books released in both the original and relaunch.

The books cover several time periods in America, ranging from the landing Plymouth Rock in 1620 to the Vietnam War in 1968. Topics handled by the series include slavery, immigration, the American Revolution, several wars (including the American Civil War, World War I, and World War II), and the Great Depression. Most of the earlier books had a ribbon inserted to be used as bookmark, but were removed from the later editions.

Nine of the books were adapted into short, educational films in 1999 and 2000. A PC game titled, Dear America: Friend to Friend based on the books was released in 2000. Scholastic also released several spin-off series, including My Name Is America (1998), The Royal Diaries (1999), and My America (2000). Many international series are based on Dear America, such as My Story, Dear Canada, and Mon Histoire.

SeriesEdit

OriginalEdit

Cover No. Title Author Published ISBN
Journey-to-the-New-World 1 A Journey to the New World Kathryn Lasky September 1996[1] 9780590502146
Winter-of-Red-Snow 2 The Winter of Red Snow Kristiana Gregory September 1996[2] 9780439555074
When-Will-This 3 When Will This Cruel War Be Over? Barry Denenberg September 1996[3] 9780439555173
Picture-of-Freedom 4 A Picture of Freedom Patricia C. McKissack March 1997[4] 9780439555012
Across-the-Wide 5 Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie Kristiana Gregory March 1997[5] 9780590226516
So-Far-From-Home 6 So Far from Home Barry Denenberg October 1997[6] 9780439555067
Soul-Rise-and-Fly 7 I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly Joyce Hansen October 1997[7] 9780590849135
West-to-a-Land-of-Plenty 8 West to a Land of Plenty Jim Murphy March 1998[8] 9780590738880
Dreams-Golden-Country 9 Dreams in the Golden Country Kathryn Lasky March 1998[9] 9780439445634
Standing-in-the-Light 10 Standing in the Light Mary Pope Osborne September 1998[10] 9780590134620
Voyage-on-the-Great-Titanic 11 Voyage on the Great Titanic Ellen Emerson White September 1998 9780590962736
Line-in-the-Sand 12 A Line in the Sand Sherry Garland September 1998[11] 9780590394666
Heart-Is-on-the-Ground 13 My Heart Is on the Ground Ann Rinaldi April 1999[12] 9780590149228
Great-Railroad-Race 14 The Great Railroad Race Kristiana Gregory April 1999[13] 9780590109918
Girl-Chased-Away-Sorrow 15 The Girl Who Chased Away Sorrow Ann Turner September 1999[14] 9780590972161
Light-in-the-Storm 16 A Light in the Storm Karen Hesse September 1999[15] 9780590567336
Color-Me-Dark 17 Color Me Dark Patricia C. McKissack April 2000[16] 9780439529112
Coal-Miner's-Bride 18 A Coal Miner's Bride Susan Campbell Bartoletti July 2000[17] 9780439445610
My-Secret-War 19 My Secret War Mary Pope Osbourne September 2000[18] 9780590687157
One-Eye-Laughing 20 One Eye Laughing, the Other Weeping Barry Denenberg October 2000[19] 9780439095181
Valley-of-the-Moon 21 Valley of the Moon Sherry Garland April 2001[20] 9780606228107
Seeds-of-Hope 22 Seeds of Hope Kristiana Gregory June 2001[21] 9780590511575
Early-Sunday-Morning 23 Early Sunday Morning Barry Denenberg October 2001[22] 9780439555135
My-Face-to-the-Wind 24 My Face to the Wind Jim Murphy October 2001[23] 9780590438100
Christmas-After-All 25 Christmas After All Kathryn Lasky November 2001[24] 9780439219433
Time-for-Courage 26 A Time for Courage Kathryn Lasky March 2002[25] 9780590511414
Flowers-Gone 27 Where Have All the Flowers Gone? Ellen Emerson White June 2002[26] 9780439148894
Mirror-Mirror 28 Mirror, Mirror on the Wall Barry Denenberg September 2002[27] 9780439194464
Survival-in-the-Storm 29 Survival in the Storm Katelan Janke November 2002[28] 9780439215992
Christmas-Comes-Again 30 When Christmas Comes Again Beth Seidel Levine November 2002[29] 9780439439824
Buffalo-Bones 31 Land of the Buffalo Bones Marion Dane Bauer April 2003[30] 9780439220279
Love-Thy-Neighbor 32 Love Thy Neighbor Ann Turner April 2003[31] 9780439153089
Stars-in-the-Sky 33 All the Stars in the Sky Megan McDonald September 2003[32] 9780439169639
Look-to-the-Hills 34 Look to the Hills Patricia McKissack April 2004[33] 9780439210386
Walk-in-Dread 35 I Walk in Dread Lisa Rowe Fraustino October 2004[34] 9780439249737
Hear-My-Sorrow 36 Hear My Sorrow Deborah Hopkinson October 2004[35] 9780439221610

RelaunchEdit

Cover No. Title Author Published ISBN
Journey-to-the-New-World-2 1 A Journey to the New World Kathryn Lasky September 2010[36] 9780545238014
Winter-of-Red-Snow-2 2 The Winter of Red Snow Kristiana Gregory September 2010[37] 9780545238021
Fences-Between-Us 3 The Fences Between Us Kirby Larson September 2010[38] 9780545224185
Voyage-on-the-Great-Titanic-2 4 Voyage on the Great Titanic Ellen Emerson White November 2010[39] 9780545238342
Picture-of-Freedom-2 5 A Picture of Freedom Patricia C. McKissack January 2011[40] 9780545242530
Willow-Tree 6 Like the Willow Tree Lois Lowry January 2011[41] 9780545144698
Light-in-the-Storm-2 7 A Light in the Storm Karen Hesse March 2011[42] 9780545242455
When-Will-This-2 8 When Will This Cruel War Be Over? Barry Denenberg April 2011[43] 9780545275989
Cannons-at-Dawn 9 Cannons at Dawn Kristiana Gregory May 2011[44] 9780545213196
Standing-in-the-Light-2 10 Standing in the Light Mary Pope Osborne May 2011[45] 9780545266871
Soul-Rise-and-Fly-2 11 I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly Joyce Hansen July 2011[46] 9780545266864
Might-of-Angels 12 With the Might of Angels Andrea Davis Pinkney September 2011[47] 9780545297059
Walk-in-Dread-2 13 I Walk in Dread Lisa Rowe Fraustino September 2011[48] 9780545311656
Behind-the-Masks 14 Behind the Masks Susan Patron January 2012[49] 9780545304375
Across-the-Wide-2 15 Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie Kristiana Gregory April 2012[50] 9780545350662
Christmas-After-All-2 16 Christmas After All Kathryn Lasky September 2012[51] 9780545381772
Rabbit-Hole 17 Down the Rabbit Hole Susan Campbell Bartoletti March 2013[52] 9780545297011
City-Tossed-and-Broken 18 A City Tossed and Broken Judy Blundell March 2013[53] 9780545310222
Hear-My-Sorrow-2 19 Hear My Sorrow Deborah Hopkinson January 2014[54] eBook only

Box setsEdit

Cover No. Title Contains Published ISBN
Birth-of-Our-Nation 1 The Birth Of Our Nation A Journey to the New World
Standing in the Light
The Winter of Red Snow
The Journal of Jasper Jonathan Pierce
October 2002[55] 9780439129381
Heading-West 2 Heading West Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie
The Great Railroad Race
Seeds of Hope
The Journal of Douglas Allen Deeds
October 2002[56] 9780439129411
Coming-to-America 3 Coming to America So Far from Home
A Coal Miner's Bride
Dreams in the Golden Country
The Journal of Otto Peltonen
October 2002[57] 9780439129404
The-Civil-War 4 Nation at War: The Civil War When Will This Cruel War Be Over?
A Light in the Storm
The Journal of James Edmond Pease
October 2002[58] 9780439129398
Seasons-of-Bravery 5 Seasons of Bravery I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly
The Girl Who Chased Away Sorrow
A Time for Courage
The Journal of Biddy Owens
October 2002[59] 9780439129428
World-War-II 6 Nation at War: World War II Early Sunday Morning
My Secret War
The Journal of Ben Uchida
The Journal of Scott Pendleton Collins
October 2002[60] 9780439129435

AdaptationsEdit

Main article: Dear America (films)

In 1999 and 2000, nine short films based on Dear America books were released on the HBO Family Channel. The films were all released on video cassette, but never on DVD.

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://www.amazon.com/Journey-New-World-Remember-Mayflower/dp/059050214X/
  2. https://www.amazon.com/Winter-Red-Snow-Revolutionary-Pennsylvania/dp/0590226533/
  3. https://www.amazon.com/When-Will-This-Cruel-Over/dp/0590228625/
  4. https://www.amazon.com/Picture-Freedom-Belmont-Plantation-Virginia/dp/0590259881/
  5. https://www.amazon.com/Across-Wide-Lonesome-Prairie-Campbell/dp/0590226517/
  6. https://www.amazon.com/So-Far-Home-Driscoll-Massachusetts/dp/0590926675/
  7. https://www.amazon.com/Thought-Soul-Would-Rise-Fly/dp/0590849131/
  8. https://www.amazon.com/West-Land-Plenty-Angelino-Territory/dp/0590738887/
  9. https://www.amazon.com/Dreams-Golden-Country-Zipporah-Immigrant/dp/0590029738/
  10. https://www.amazon.com/Standing-Light-Catharine-Delaware-Pennsylvania/dp/0590134620/
  11. https://www.amazon.com/Line-Sand-Lucinda-Lawrence-Gonzales/dp/0590394665/
  12. https://www.amazon.com/My-Heart-Ground-Carlisle-Pennsylvania/dp/0590149229/
  13. https://www.amazon.com/Great-Railroad-Race-Territory-America/dp/059010991X/
  14. https://www.amazon.com/Girl-Who-Chased-Away-Sorrow/dp/0590972162/
  15. https://www.amazon.com/Light-Storm-Amelia-Martin-America/dp/0590567330/
  16. https://www.amazon.com/Color-Me-Dark-Migration-America/dp/0590511599/
  17. https://www.amazon.com/Coal-Miners-Bride-Kaminska-America/dp/0439053862/
  18. https://www.amazon.com/My-Secret-War-Madeline-America/dp/0590687158/
  19. https://www.amazon.com/One-Eye-Laughing-Other-Weeping/dp/0439095182/
  20. https://www.amazon.com/Valley-Moon-Diary-Rosalia-Milagros/dp/0439088208/
  21. https://www.amazon.com/Seeds-Hope-Fairchild-California-Territory/dp/0590511572/
  22. https://www.amazon.com/Early-Sunday-Morning-Billows-America/dp/0439328748/
  23. https://www.amazon.com/My-Face-Wind-Prairie-Nebraska/dp/0590438107/
  24. https://www.amazon.com/Christmas-After-All-Depression-Indianapolis/dp/0439219434/
  25. https://www.amazon.com/Time-Courage-Suffragette-Kathleen-Washington/dp/0590511416/
  26. https://www.amazon.com/Where-Have-All-Flowers-Gone/dp/0439148898/
  27. https://www.amazon.com/Mirror-Wall-Brennan-Perkins-America/dp/0439194466/
  28. https://www.amazon.com/Survival-Storm-Edwards-Dalhart-America/dp/0439215994/
  29. https://www.amazon.com/When-Christmas-Comes-Again-Spencer/dp/0439439825/
  30. https://www.amazon.com/Land-Buffalo-Bones-Elizabeth-Minnesota/dp/0439220270/
  31. https://www.amazon.com/Love-Thy-Neighbor-Prudence-Emerson/dp/0439153085/
  32. https://www.amazon.com/All-Stars-Sky-Santa-Florrie/dp/0439169631/
  33. https://www.amazon.com/Look-Hills-Lozette-Moreau-America/dp/0439210380/
  34. https://www.amazon.com/Walk-Dread-Deliverance-Trembly-Massachusetts/dp/0439249732/
  35. https://www.amazon.com/Hear-My-Sorrow-Shirtwaist-America/dp/0439221617/
  36. https://www.amazon.com/Dear-America-Journey-New-World/dp/0545238013/
  37. https://www.amazon.com/Dear-America-Winter-Red-Snow/dp/0545238021/
  38. https://www.amazon.com/Dear-America-Fences-Between-Us/dp/0545224187/
  39. https://www.amazon.com/Dear-America-Voyage-Great-Titanic/dp/054523834X/
  40. https://www.amazon.com/Dear-America-Patricia-C-McKissack/dp/0545242533/
  41. https://www.amazon.com/Dear-America-Like-Willow-Tree/dp/0545144698/
  42. https://www.amazon.com/Dear-America-Light-Karen-Hesse/dp/0545242452/
  43. https://www.amazon.com/Dear-America-When-Will-Cruel/dp/0545275989/
  44. https://www.amazon.com/Dear-America-Cannons-at-Dawn/dp/0545213193/
  45. https://www.amazon.com/Dear-America-Mary-Pope-Osborne/dp/0545266874/
  46. https://www.amazon.com/Dear-America-Thought-Would-Library/dp/0545280907/
  47. https://www.amazon.com/Dear-America-Andrea-Davis-Pinkney/dp/0545297052/
  48. https://www.amazon.com/Dear-America-I-Walk-Dread/dp/0545311659/
  49. https://www.amazon.com/Dear-America-Behind-Susan-Patron/dp/0545304377/
  50. https://www.amazon.com/Dear-America-Across-Lonesome-Prairie/dp/0545350662/
  51. https://www.amazon.com/Dear-America-Christmas-After-All/dp/0545381770/
  52. https://www.amazon.com/Dear-America-Down-Rabbit-Hole/dp/054529701X/
  53. https://www.amazon.com/Dear-America-City-Tossed-Broken/dp/0545310229/
  54. https://www.amazon.com/Dear-America-Hear-My-Sorrow-ebook/dp/B00FQHLRNQ/
  55. https://www.amazon.com/Birth-Nation-Dear-America-Boxset/dp/0439129389/
  56. https://www.amazon.com/Heading-West-Dear-America-Boxset/dp/0439129419/
  57. https://www.amazon.com/Coming-America-Dear-Boxset/dp/0439129400/
  58. https://www.amazon.com/Nation-At-War-America-Boxset/dp/0439129397/
  59. https://www.amazon.com/Seasons-Bravery-Dear-America-Boxset/dp/0439129427/
  60. https://www.amazon.com/Nation-At-War-America-Boxset/dp/0439129435/

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