No Ordinary Lives: Four 19th Century Teenage Diaries

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The diaries in this collection include the writings of four young people between the ages of twelve and twentya boy growing up on a lake in Maine, a sea captain's daughter, a Shaker farm boy, and a daughter raised by a single mom. What can we discover from these diaries? Readers may be surprised, for example, by the technology available to Delmer Wilson in the Shaker community in 1887. Because all these diaries were produced during the writers' developmental years, teachers and young readers may find comments about school ...

No Ordinary Lives: Four 19th Century Teenage Diaries 2009, Branden Books, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780828321587

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