Dive into the past with four of the most popular historical fiction series around: Dear America, My Name Is America, My America, and The Royal Diaries. Award-winning authors Kathryn Lasky, Karen Hesse, and Mary Pope Osborne bring history to life with engrossing fictionalized diaries of young heroes and heroines in American and world history. Enjoy!
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Dear America
Young Women in History

From a voyage on the Mayflower to tales of modern immigration, the books in the Dear America series tell the stories of young heroines who reveal their lives, triumphs, and hardships in engaging, first-person diaries. Distinguished authors such as Karen Hesse and Kathryn Lasky have produced compelling and moving narratives that continue to delight young fans of historical fiction.
Dear America series

My America
A New Series

My America is a new historical fiction series targeted to a younger set of readers than the Dear America series. Award-winning authors Mary Pope Osborne and Patricia Hermes jump-start this promising line of easy-to-read diaries that capture the adventures of fictional young heroines in American history.
My America series


Dear America
History in the Making

Dive into the past with four of the most popular historical fiction series around: Dear America, My Name Is America, My America, and The Royal Diaries. Award-winning authors Kathryn Lasky, Karen Hesse, and Mary Pope Osborne bring history to life with engrossing fictionalized diaries of young heroes and heroines in American and world history. Enjoy!



My Name Is America
Heroes in Our Midst

These are the faces of so-called ordinary boys from history, leading extraordinary lives. Sons and brothers, soldiers and slaves, railroad workers and miners, they come from cities and towns in America and from other countries. Discover their stories in the My Name Is America series, which brings these young heroes to life in fascinating, fictionalized journals that are supplemented with photographs, maps, and historical information.
 My Name Is America series

The Royal Diaries
Talk About Girl Power

Based on royal figures such as Cleopatra VII and Marie Antoinette, The Royal Diaries series explores the thoughts and emotions of young people who are destined for positions of great power. Each book--written in an exciting first-person narrative and enhanced with historical illustrations--paints a rich portrait of a young woman in world history.
The Royal Diaries series

Author Spotlight
Kristiana Gregory

Kristiana Gregory has written many books for young readers, including The Great Railroad Race, The Winter of Red Snow, Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie, which are in the Dear America series, and Cleopatra VII: Daughter of the Nile, part of the Royal Diaries series. Widely praised for her accurate, compelling historical fiction, Gregory is also the author of Earthquake at Dawn, an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults, and Jenny of the Tetons, which won a Golden Kite Award. When not writing or reading, Gregory loves to swim, play Scrabble, and walk her golden retriever. She and her husband live in Boise, Idaho, with their two teenage sons.


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