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  • I loved this book because I learned a lot about the California I grew up in

    • by Sherrie Taylor

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      The Dear America series is a collection of books for the child and their family learning together. It is a great collection of historical books written by various authors. They have come together to teach the truth about different parts of history from the point of view of a child between the ages of 12 to 15. All the books are written in the form of a diary kept for about one year in their life.

      You and your children will love these books. As an adult you learn so much through the eyes of a child and about each historical period. There are happy times and there are times of extreme hardships. Each book has a special ending describing the fictional future

      of the characters life. The books are a good investment or you can find them at your local library.

      Seeds of Hope is the gold rush diary of Susanna Fairchild. As her diary begins with the sad news of her mothers death and her fathers coping with loneliness she describes her own heart break and that of her sister. She list her days and each entry takes her on a journey of learning.

      Finally her father decides they must change their plans and go to the California gold field in the year of 1849. They are a small part of the original 49ers who came from everywhere to search for gold and hopefully change their lives forever.

      It goes through the loneliness and hardships ...

      • of the time. The dangers they face such as attacks, mother nature and prejudices. Living condition are well described and teaches how many coped or just didn’t even live for anything except the gold. In this book you learn how they used empty bottles to create a type of window to let in light. Without the bottles the cabin was a windowless shell, dark 24 hours a day.

        She realizes that friends she trusted her life with can change when it comes to gold fever and the search to get rich when all they worked for is stolen. From this diary you will learn of love in the gold field and the heart break that comes with it. It was an exciting time, but

        very hard compared to the way we live today.

        I loved this book because I learned a lot about the California I grew up in. I always loved the history of the gold rush days and frontier times. I felt as if I were are part of their lives and could feel the hurt they went through each time something happened. You also learn a lot about being thankful for just a little bit of something like a piece of candy you haven’t had in a long time. I am glad I can afford chocolate, a warm place to sleep and a way to keep out bugs, spiders and bears. You will love this book even if you don’t have any kids.

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