2 The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple Remember Patience Whipple is a 12 year old girl who is opinionated, but can only confide in her precious diary she calls Imp. Times were very different back then, especially for young girls, as illustrated in her story. Life on the Mayflower was rough and tedious. Sleeping quarters were cramped, there was limited amounts of sea worthy food, people got motion sickness often, and you did the same thing every day.
3 Color Me Dark: The Diary of Nellie Lee Love, the Great Migration North By Patricia C. McKissackTwelve-year-old Nellie Lee's family moves to north to Chicago in search of a better life. Like many other African Americans, they hope to escape the racism of the rural south and take advantage of the opportunities in the city. Instead, they find themselves faced with a more sinister form of prejudice - hatred within their own race.
4 Seeds of Hope: The Gold Rush Diary of Susanna Fairchild It’s 1849, and gold fever has hit the United States. Susanna and her family are caught in the midst of thousands of miners looking for their fortune. Will they be able to survive safely?
5 A Light in the Storm: The Civil War Diary of Amelia Martin A Light in the Storm chronicles a year in the life of a 16-year-old girl at the start of the Civil War. Amelia Martin begins her diary in the final days of Amelia is the daughter of a lighthouse keeper on Fenwick Island, Delaware. She is very distressed when South Carolina secedes from the Union and wonders what that will mean for President-Elect Abraham Lincoln.
6 The Journal of Augustus Pelletier: The Lewis and Clark Expedition Pelletier, half French, half Omaha Indian, is determined to go with the Corps of Discovery. With all the bravado of a young man on his own for the first time, the scrawny 14-year-old travels parallel to the expedition, not revealing himself until he's confident he will be accepted as a member.
7 The Girl Who Chased Away Sorrow: The Diary of Sarah Nita, a Navajo Girl A story of the Trail of TearsIn January 1864, American troops rounded up members of the Navajo tribe, intending to tame what they considered an uncivilized people. The soldiers forced their prisoners, who included Native Americans of all ages, to march over harsh terrain to Fort Sumner, in New Mexico. The deadly march became known as the Long Walk.