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Dear America is a series of short films based on Scholastic's Dear America books. The television films aired on HBO and were released on videocassette throughout 1999 and 2000. They were followed by three films based on The Royal Diaries. Unlike The Royal Diaries films, Dear America has never been released on DVD. They are available to stream on certain services.

The series began in March 1999 with an adaptation of Patricia C. McKissack's A Picture of Freedom. Kathryn Lasky's A Journey to the New World and Dreams in the Golden Country, Kristiana Gregory's The Winter of Red Snow, Barry Denenberg's When Will This Cruel War Be Over? and So Far from Home, Mary Pope Osborne's Standing in the Light, Sherry Garland's A Line in the Sand, and McKissack's Color Me Dark were all filmed for the series.

FilmsEdit

Screenshot No. Title Based on Released
Picture-of-Freedom 1 A Picture of Freedom A Picture of Freedom
by Patricia C. McKissack
March 17, 1999[1]
Dreams-in-the-Golden-Country 2 Dreams in the Golden Country Dreams in the Golden Country
by Kathryn Lasky
April 13, 1999[1]
Journey-to-the-New-World 3 A Journey to the New World A Journey to the New World
by Kathryn Lasky
May 6, 1999[1]
Standing-in-the-Light 4 Standing in the Light Standing in the Light
by Mary Pope Osbourne
September 24, 1999[1]
So-Far-from-Home 5 So Far from Home So Far from Home
by Barry Denenberg
October 14, 1999[1]
Winter-of-Red-Snow 6 The Winter of Red Snow The Winter of Red Snow
by Kristiana Gregory
November 15, 1999[1]
Color-Me-Dark 7 Color Me Dark Color Me Dark
by Patricia C. McKissack
February 7, 2000[1]
Line-in-the-Sand 8 A Line in the Sand A Line in the Sand
by Sherry Garland
April 10, 2000[1]
When-Will-This 9 When Will This Cruel War Be Over? When Will This Cruel War Be Over?
by Barry Denenberg
July 5, 2000[1]

Home video releaseEdit

Seven of the movies, excluding A Line in the Sand and When Will This Cruel War Be Over?, were released on video cassette throughout 1999 and 2000. The series has never been released on DVD, but is available on several video streaming websites.

AwardsEdit

  • Parents' Choice Awards (2000) - Gold Award[2]

ReferencesEdit

See alsoEdit

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