A line in the sand : the Alamo diary of Lucinda Lawrence

by Garland, Sherry.

Format: Print Book 1998
Availability: Available at 14 Libraries 14 of 15 copies
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In the journal she receives for her twelfth birthday in 1835, Lucinda Lawrence describes the hardships her family and other residents of the Texas colonies endure when they decide to face the Mexicans in a fight for their freedom.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 4^-7. This fictional diary of 13-year-old Lucinda in Gonzales, Texas, in 1835^-1836 tells of the unrest under Mexican rule that led General Santa Anna to invade and the "Texians" to rebel. Plucky Cinda mixes her longing for book learning with stunning details of how hard everyone works on a farm: butchering a hog, making lye soap and candles. Amid all this, Garland lays out arguments for and against the rebellion in the voices of Cinda's father and brothers. We see clearly, too, what war meant for the men (ragtag equipment, no supplies, cold, boredom) and for the women (trying to keep food for themselves and the troops, planting and harvesting alone, and then fleeing with as much as they could carry). Heroes like Davy Crockett and William Travis appear in their proper places. Cinda's accounts of the Runaway Scrape, where many women and children died in the flooding rain, and of the massacres at the Alamo and Goliad, filtered through the loss of her brother and other relatives, will make vivid for readers this period of American history. Historical notes and illustrations are included at the end. A fine addition to the Dear America series. --GraceAnne A. DeCandido"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Dear America.
Each book is written in the form of a diary of a young woman's life during an important event or time period in American history
#1 - A Journey to the New World
#2 - The Winter of red snow
#3 - When will this cruel war be over?
#4 - A Picture of freedom
#5 - Across the wide and lonesome prairie
#6 - So far from home
#7 - I Thought my soul would rise and fly
#8 - West to a land of plenty
#9 - Dreams in the golden country
#10 - Standing in the light
#11 - Voyage on the great Titanic
#12 - A Line in the sand
#13 - My Heart is on the ground
#14 - The Great railroad race
#15 - A Light in the storm
#16 - The Girl who chased away sorrow
#17 - A Coal miner's bride
#18 - Color me dark
#19 - One eye laughing, the other weeping
#20 - My Secret war
#21 - Valley of the moon
#22 - Seeds of hope
#23 - Christmas after all
#24 - Early Sunday morning
#25 - My face to the wind
#26 - Where have all the flowers gone?
#27 - A Time for courage
#28 - Mirror, mirror on the wall
#29 - Survival in the storm
#30 - When Christmas comes again
#31 - Land of the buffalo bones
#32 - Love thy neighbor
#33 - All the stars in the sky
#34 - Look to the hills
#35 - I walk in dread
#36 - Hear my sorrow
#37 - The Fences between us
#38 - Like the willow tree
#39 - Cannons at dawn
#40 - With the might of angels
#41 - Behind the masks
#42 - Down the rabbit hole
Subjects Frontier and pioneer life -- Texas -- Fiction.
Family life -- Texas -- Fiction.
Diaries -- Fiction.
Texas -- History -- Revolution, 1835-1836 -- Juvenile fiction.
Texas -- History -- Revolution, 1835-1836 -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Scholastic,1998
Language English
Notes "Gonzales, Texas, 1836"--Cover.
Description 201 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm.
ISBN 0590394665 (alk. paper)
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