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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kirby Larson Narrator: Elaina Erika Davis Publisher: Scholastic Inc Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Dear America Series Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9780545284998
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The first new Dear America diary in years, by award-winning author Kirby Larson, brings World War II to life!

Format: 4 CDs, Unabridged
Narrator: TBA

With this sweeping tale of life on the homefront during World War II, Newbery honor author Kirby Larson brings her incredible talent to the Dear America series. When Pearl Harbor is bombed, America finds itself unable to ignore the war raging in Europe any longer. And one girl's entire life is about to change when everything she knows is turned on its head. After living through the traumatic attack on Pearl Harbor, Piper Davis returns to her home in Washington state, where she begins chronicling her compelling journey through one of history's most tragic and unforgettable eras.
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Quotes & Awards

  • “Larson deftly folds historical detail into Piper’s lively diary entries, which describe her friendships, first romance, and school dramas…Will stir readers.”

    Booklist

  • “Teachers and students wanting to bring history alive will enjoy this well-researched novel.”

    VOYA

  • “Piper’s convincing narration allows readers to appreciate the dilemma that occurs when individual rights seem to clash with national security.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Piper’s voice is believably that of a young girl in the war years, and…it has plenty of emotional resonance. The appalling removal of immigrant and American-born Japanese from their homes and the discomfort, sorrow, grit, and struggle in Camp Minidoka in Idaho are detailed through Piper’s visits with her father.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author
Author Kirby Larson

Kirby Larson is an award-winning author of a number of books for children. Her book, Hattie Big Sky, won the 2007 Newbery Honor Award. A frequent speaker, she has shared her passion for research, reading, and writing at more than two hundred schools, workshops, and seminars in the United States and as far away as Qatar, Lebanon, and Guam.

About the Narrator

Elaina Erika Davis has appeared in several Off-Broadway productions, including Red, Secret History of the Lower Eastside, and Troilus & Cressida, as well as on numerous television series, including The Guiding Light, All My Children, and Law & Order. She has narrated such notable audio books as Memoirs of a Geisha and Kira-Kira