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
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Summary


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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