Dear America: A Light in the Storm

Dear America: A Light in the Storm

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by Karen Hesse
     
 

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Newbery Medal winner Karen Hesse's Civil War diary, A LIGHT IN THE STORM, is now back in print with a beautiful new cover! In 1861, Amelia Martin's father is stripped of his post as a ship's captain when he is caught harboring the leader of a slave rebellion. Now he is an assistant lighthouse keeper on Fenwick Island, off the coast of Delaware -- a state wedged

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Newbery Medal winner Karen Hesse's Civil War diary, A LIGHT IN THE STORM, is now back in print with a beautiful new cover! In 1861, Amelia Martin's father is stripped of his post as a ship's captain when he is caught harboring the leader of a slave rebellion. Now he is an assistant lighthouse keeper on Fenwick Island, off the coast of Delaware -- a state wedged between the North and the South, just as Amelia is wedged between her warring parents. Amelia's mother blames her abolitionist husband for their living conditions, which she claims are taking a toll on her health. Amelia observes her mother's hate and her father's admiration for Abraham Lincoln. But slavery is the deeper issue separating the two sides. As the Civil War rages on, Amelia slowly learns that she cannot stop the fighting, but by keeping watch in the lighthouse each day, lighting the lamps, cleaning the glass, and rescuing victims of Atlantic storms, she can still make a difference.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545415613
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/2011
Series:
Dear America Series
Sold by:
Scholastic, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
514,964
File size:
6 MB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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A Light in the Storm: The Civil War Diary of Amelia Martin, Fenwick Island, Delaware, 1861 (Dear America Series) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 48 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is very depressing. Her parents always argue and then they divorce.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He padded in and looked at the leader,"hello i was wonderingnif i may join?"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I know I just thaught I would let you pick.)) He thinks of a place to go that would be good for Runningpaw
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At "humberstone" res 1-2
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hello! May i join? She mews
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
'Three' res one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
They grab heatherkit and pull her to Frankenstien res one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OwlPaw- he went hunting. <br> Wolfpaw-went with. <br> MoonPaw-watched camp
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She leaped to Runningkit. Look i opened my Eyes!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A gray tom pads in, followed by three others. His fur is matted with moons and moons of living; by being old. His green eyes are curious, dull, but relieved, as he sees other cats. With a small sigh, he nudges forward the first of his kits. <br> <br> LeapFoot springs forward, her brown eyes vibrant. Her fur is black, long, and well-kept. "Hello..." she says slowly. "I am LeapFoot. This is my dad," she motions to GraveHeart, the tom. "Our mother was lost in a battle to a fox, so, sadly.." she chokes up, "She isn't here.. This is SpiritWar-" she nods to her older sister, who is a senior warrior; almost an elder. Gray eyes peek out of long fur. SpiritWar nods slightly, "Hello." LeapFoot then introduces a handsome tabby with long fur and almost-black brown eyes. He dips his head to everyone. "We were wondering if we could possibly join."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thanks! But as it turns out I can't take the offer. Thornheart, you are welcome to Owlkit
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wakes up and sees Runningpaw still asleep. He's cute when he sleeps. She thought. She licks him on the shoulder and puts her head on her paws.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Watches the eyes
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He padded in. "May i join?"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The shecat padded in. "May i join?" She meowed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Watch.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
They restled ober a moss ball
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She looked around silently. ((Hm, I rp at the Revs, TSF, Ethereal, HorseClan, and a blue moon BloodClan. Five at Ethereal. Also I will be inactive 'cause I'm a junior, 11th grade, and school starts Monday and summer homework is killing me. So I have 4 AP classes, normal life, boys, constant pressure and stress and drowziness to deal with. Speaking of, I'm sleeping now. I feel high; it is that bad. Bbl if I have time...))
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Limped in her paw was tisted and she kept dozing off while walking*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm moving camp to 'shelly mary' all reses! There are multiple results, so that'll be sweet :) now everyone GO GO GO!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't rp here, or be the leader anymore. Jetfrost, I love you, & you will be a great leader. Take care of the kits, I will miss you all! Make this Clan strong! It was everthing to me, Thornfall. She rew up here, in the first LightClan. Wingdust, I will really miss you, if you ever come back. And Bluestar, you were my best friend here. Good bye, <p> ~ Steeil & Tess &#1046
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the dear america books. Though i havent read this one yet i have read a lot of these books i love them. Read them