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The Totally Made-Up Civil War Diary of Amanda MacLeish

Title

The Totally Made-Up Civil War Diary of Amanda MacLeish

Authors

Claudia Mills

Publisher

Farra, Straus and Giroux

Pages

197 pages

Publication Year

2008

ISBN

9780374376963

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Separation; separated parents

Annotation

While dealing with her parents' separation and her best friend's distance, Amanda is able to work out some of her anxiety through her fifth-grade project--writing a diary from the point of view of a ten-year-old girl whose brothers fight on opposite sides in the Civil War.

Grade Level

3-5

Family Formation

separated parents

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

Mark Twain Award, 2010-2011; Nominee; South Carolina Children's Book Award, 2010-2011; Nominee

Keywords

diaries; Civil War; split; North and the South; homework; family; motel

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

The Totally Made-Up Civil War Diary of Amanda MacLeish

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