In the final months of the Civil War, Virginia and her family move to Washington, D.C., where the cold winter brings uncertainty and hardship. Virginia takes a job as a servant in a wealthy home to help her family. But just as things start to improve her father gets a job and the war finally comes to an end the tragic assassination of Ginny's beloved President Lincoln occurs. In this, her second diary chronicling the Civil War, Ginny learns that life is constantly changing.
About the Author
Mary Pope Osborne is the acclaimed author of many books for children. She is best known for her Magic Tree House series as well as her titles in the Dear America and My America series. She lives with her husband in New York City.
Date of Birth:May 20, 1949
Place of Birth:Fort Sill, Oklahoma
Education:B.A., University of North Carolina