The sister of a Marine fighting in a war she does not believe in, our zealous heroine must reconcile her life as anti-war demonstrator with that of her brother.
An agonizing dilemma plagues these brother-sister diarists.He is a Marine stationed in Vietnam. She is at home in America, far away from her brother's war zone, fighting for peace. As the marine writes in his journal about his experiences as a soldier, fighting an enemy he can't see, his sister seeks peace. In these gripping installments of DEAR AMERICA and MY NAME IS AMERICA, Ellen Emerson White captures the unique time period when America was at war both in a far-off place, and at home where adults and children alike marched in the streets for peace and freedom. Poignant and complex, these two characters will give readers a glimpse into perhaps the most tumultuous time in modern American history.---from the publisher
190 pages 978-0439148894 Ages 10-14
Keywords: diary, historical fiction, Vietnam War, peace, 20th century, brothers and sisters, part of a series, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, 13 year old, war, social issues, social conditions, social activist