A Gathering of Days A New England Girl's Journal 1830-1832


Winner of the 1980 Newbery Medal

This book is written in the form of a journal kept by Catherine Hall, a young girl living in a rural village in New England with her widower father and her younger sister.  The journal details her daily life between the years 1830 and 1832.  Among the events of these two years are several that would have a profound impact on the rest of her life. These include her assistance to an escaped slave, her father's remarriage, and the sudden death of her best friend.--from the publisher

Tone:  Low-key, intense and reflective

144 pages    978-0153052231   Ages 9-12

Keywords: historical fiction, journal, family, daily life, girls and women, slavery, marriage, death and dying, friends, friendship, Newbery Medal, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old

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