My secret war the World War II diary of Madeline Beck

by Osborne, Mary Pope.

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Thirteen-year-old Madeline's diaries for 1941 and 1942 reveal her experiences living on Long Island during World War II while her father is away in the Navy.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 5^-9. Set in 1941, this title in the Dear America series features Madeline Beck, an eighth-grader adjusting to a new life in Long Island, New York. She longs for acceptance among her schoolmates and misses her father, a soldier stationed on the West Coast. Starting a club to aid the war effort helps, bringing personal pride, friendships, even romance into her life. Things become complicated, however, when she accidentally witnesses a suspicious beach rendezvous. As with many others in this series, the diary format mixes fact and fiction in a way that may confuse some readers, and the historical note at the back of the book skims the complex issues of the war. But the period details are fascinating--from references to songs and fashions to newspaper headlines and quotes from Roosevelt--and lively, complex Madeline deals with timeless teen dilemmas as she learns the importance of appreciating differences. A fast, engaging read that offers a glimpse into wartime America, especially the war's impact on teens. --Shelle Rosenfeld"
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 World War, 1939-1945 New York (State) Fiction
World War, 1939-1945 United States Fiction
Diaries Fiction
Historical Fiction
Juvenile Fiction
New York (State) Fiction.
Electronic books.
Publisher Scholastic, Inc.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Adobe PDF eBook
Requires Adobe Digital Editions
Description 1 online resource.
ISBN 0439425425
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