Made in USA Review & Giveaway: the new Dear America series brings young readers an eye-witness perspective to our American history

During this week when everyone still has the warm fuzzies over all things America, we are pleased to have the opportunity to tell you (or remind you) about a literature series for young people called Dear America. The Scholastic series is a favorite in our household so we were thrilled when we learned that the set of historical fiction celebrating American history is indeed printed in the United States. (A no-brainer, one would think, but not so, as our loyal readers may remember what we found when we went to the American Girl store in NYC.) For fans of the series, we have some exciting news. For those who have never heard of it, we've got the scoop. For anyone who wants a set of their own, we are launching a great giveaway today. The Dear America Books Girls, young women actually, finding themselves in the middle of significant moments in history, record their thoughts and experiences in their diaries – this is the concept behind the Dear America series. Written by award winning young adult authors and designed for grades 5-8, the series was published from 1996 to 2004. Due to demand from readers and educators alike, Scholastic reintroduced the series in 2010, gradually rolling out both new titles and classics from the original series. The new, bold artwork shows girls of strength and beauty facing the challenges of...

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