Grades 6 - 8
Grade level Equivalent: 5.4
Lexile® Measure: 670L
Guided Reading: T
- Diaries and Journals
- Historical Fiction
- African American History
- Slavery, Underground Railroad, Abolition
About This Book
Arriving with her French masters in upstate New York at the tail end of the French-Indian War, Lozette, "Zettie," an orphaned slave girl, is confronted with new landscapes, new conditions, and new conflicts. As her masters are torn between their own nationality and their somewhat reluctant new allegiance to the British colonial government, Zettie, too, must reconsider her own loyalties.
Today's most distinguished authors lend their voices and talents to this best-selling historical fiction series.
Presented in journal format, "Dear America" invites readers into the personal worlds of girls from different times in American history. Each moving narrative is extensively researched and inspired by real letters and journals of the time. Not only will readers experience firsthand what it was like to grow up in another time and place, but they will discover how important their own stories are to the making of history.