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Myers, Walter Dean

Summary: In 1871 Joshua Loper, a sixteen-year-old black cowboy, records in his journal his experiences while making his first cattle drive under an unsympathetic trail boss.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 1999

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC MYE

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC MYE

White, Ellen Emerson.

Summary: An eighteen-year-old Marine records in his journal his experiences in Vietnam during the siege of Khe Sanh, 1967-1968. Includes a history of Vietnam, war timeline, glossary, and related military information.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2002

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC WHI

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1 available in Adult, Call number: J Fiction Series White 2002

Lasky, Kathryn.

Summary: A fictional journal kept by twelve-year-old Augustus Pelletier, the youngest member of Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2000

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC Lasky

Levine, Ellen.

Summary: In his 1845 diary, thirteen-year-old orphan Jedediah describes his wagon train journey to Oregon, in which he confronts rivers and sandy plains, bears and rattlesnakes, and the challenges of living with his fellow travelers. Includes historical notes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2002

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC LEV

Murphy, Jim

Summary: James Edmond, a sixteen-year-old orphan, keeps a journal of his experiences and those of "G" Company which he joined as a volunteer in the Union Army during the Civil War.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 1998

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC MUR

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC MUR

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y DA B2

Durbin, William

Summary: Thirteen-year-old C.J. records in a journal the conditions of the Dust Bowl that cause the Jackson family to leave their farm in Oklahoma and make the difficult journey to California, where they find a harsh life as migrant workers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC DUR

Lasky, Kathryn.

Summary: A fictional journal kept by twelve-year-old Augustus Pelletier, the youngest member of Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2000

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC LAS

Denenberg, Barry.

Summary: Twelve-year-old Ben Uchida keeps a journal of his experiences as a prisoner in a Japanese internment camp in Mirror Lake, California, during World War II.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 1999

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC DEN

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC DEN

Myers, Walter Dean

Summary: A seventeen-year-old soldier from central Virginia records his experiences in a journal as his regiment takes part in the D-Day invasion of Normandy and subsequent battles to liberate France.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 1999

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC MYE

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC MYE

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: Y DA B4

Denenberg, Barry.

Summary: William, a twelve-year-old orphan, writes of his experiences in pre-Revolutionary War Boston where he joins the cause of the patriots who are opposed to the British rule.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 1998

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2 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC DEN

Hite, Sid.

Summary: In 1862, sixteen-year-old Rufus Rowe runs away from home and settles in Fredericksburg, Virginia, where he documents in his journal the battle he watches unfold there.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2003

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC HIT

Rinaldi, Ann.

Summary: A fourteen-year-old indentured servant keeps a journal of his experiences on the Mayflower and during the building of Plymouth in 1620-1621.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 1900

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2 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC RIN

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC Rinal

Philbrick, W. R. (W. Rodman)

Summary: Douglas Deeds, a fifteen-year-old orphan, keeps a journal of his travels by wagon train as a member of the ill-fated Donner Party, which became stranded in the Sierra Nevada mountains in the winter of 1846-47.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2001

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC PHI

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC PHI

Durbin, William

Summary: In 1905 fifteen-year-old Otto describes in his journal how he travels from Finland to America, joining his father in a dreary iron mining community in Minnesota and becoming involved in a union fight for better working conditions.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2000

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2 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC DUR

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC DUR

Bruchac, Joseph

Summary: Jesse Smoke, a sixteen-year-old Cherokee, begins a journal in 1837 to record stories of his people and their difficulties as they face removal along the Trail of Tears. Includes a historical note giving details of the removal.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2001

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC BRU

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC BRU

Durbin, William.

Summary: In 1867, fifteen-year-old Sean experiences both hardships and rewards when he joins his father in working on the building of the Transcontinental Railroad.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 1900

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC DUR

Bartoletti, Susan Campbell.

Summary: Finn Reardon, a thirteen-year-old Irish-American newspaper carrier who hopes to be a journalist someday, keeps a journal of his experiences living in New York City in 1899. Includes historical notes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2003

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Murphy, Jim

Summary: In 1874, Brian Doyle records in his diary how he ran away from his home in San Francisco, joined the crew of a whaling ship, and endured storms, hostile shipmates, and being stranded in the Arctic.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2004

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2 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC MUR

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC Murphy

Myers, Walter Dean

Summary: Teenager Biddy Owens' 1948 journal about working for the Birmingham Black Barons includes the games and the players, racism the team faces from New Orleans to Chicago, and his family's resistance to his becoming a professional baseball player. Includes a historical note about the evolution of the Negro Leagues.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC MYE

Yep, Laurence.

Summary: A young Chinese boy nicknamed Runt records his experiences in a journal as he travels from southern China to California in 1852 to join his uncle during the Gold Rush.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2000

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC YEP