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The Diary of Amelia Martin : A Light in the Storm - Fenwick Island, Delaware, 1861
by Karen Hesse


Overview - 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.
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Overview
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.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780545242455
  • ISBN-10: 0545242452
  • Publisher: Scholastic Press
  • Publish Date: March 2011
  • Page Count: 200
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-12

Series: Dear America (Reissues)

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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Historical - United States - 19th Century

 
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