Valley of the Moon : the diary of María Rosalia de Milagros

by Garland, Sherry.

Format: Print Book 2001
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 9 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Fiction juv DEAR America
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  juv DEAR America
Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Children Fiction DEAR AMERICA J Garland
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
Collection  Children Fiction
Call Number  DEAR AMERICA J Garland
Crafton Public Library Juvenile - Fiction Series J FS DEAR AMERICA Garland
Location  Crafton Public Library
Collection  Juvenile - Fiction Series
Call Number  J FS DEAR AMERICA Garland
Jefferson Hills Public Library Juv Fiction J FIC DEAR AMER GAR
Location  Jefferson Hills Public Library
Collection  Juv Fiction
Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Fiction Garland
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  Garland
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Fiction j DEAR AMERICA
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Fiction
Call Number  j DEAR AMERICA
Oakmont Carnegie Library Juvenile Fiction J DE
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Collection  Juvenile Fiction
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Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Fiction j SERIES DEA [DEAR AMERICA]
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Collection  Juvenile Fiction
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Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 5-8. Maria Rosalia de Milagros, a 13-year-old orphan working on a California rancho in 1846, picks up a discarded diary that changes her life forever. She writes in secret--no one knows she can read and write--and the journal becomes a "refuge in a sea of work" and a powerful tool that helps her make sense of her life. She writes about the hard work; the rare pleasures of church festivals; her coworkers and wealthy employers; and the disturbing increase of norteamericanos coming to California. Some of them, like kindly Senor Johnson, become friends and neighbors; others steal land and are eager to appropriate Alta California for the U.S. Maria's most heartfelt writing, however, is about being orphaned. Garland has cast Maria as a sturdy heroine, whose love for Alta California infuses her story with a strong sense of place, and the historical details are both accurate and interestingly woven into the story. Like other books in the popular Dear America series, this one is illustrated; it also includes a glossary of Spanish terms, an epilogue, and a lengthy historical note. A worthy addition. --Jean Franklin"
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 Household employees -- Fiction.
Racially mixed people -- Fiction.
Orphans -- Fiction.
Diaries -- Fiction.
California -- History -- 1846-1850 -- Juvenile fiction.
California -- History -- 1846-1850 -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Scholastic,2001
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 218 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm.
ISBN 0439088208
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