Dear America Standing in the Light The Captive Diary of Catharine Carey Logan, Delaware Valley, Pennsylvania, 1763

dear america standing in the light

A strong-willed Quaker girl's diary reflects her experiences growing up in the Delaware River Valley of Pennsylvania and her capture by Lenape Indians in 1763.---from the publisher

186 pages                                    978-0590134620                             Ages 9-13

Keywords:  diary, historical fiction, captive, understanding others, respecting others, diversity, diverse books, Native American, American history, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, 13 year old, part of a series, Colonial times, 18th century


Something strange happened to me today, Papa. Without warning, I began to say all my thoughts out loud. And many of them were bitter. It happened when I was walking behind the hunter with the eagle painted on his cheek...suddenly my wrath poured out like fire. I told him that I was not a savage like him and the others! I told him that I despise everything about him and his people...He did not turn back even once to look at me, nor to command me to be silent. Indeed, I began to wonder if he had heard me at all. Then I wondered if I had spoken. Was I only thinking these venomous thoughts? I fear I am going mad, Papa. Perhaps invisible too. Worst of all, my ink is nearly for certain I will totally disappear.---from the publisher

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