The Totally Made-Up Civil War Diary of Amanda MacLeish
Farra, Straus and Giroux
Family Relationships; Separation; separated parents
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.
Mark Twain Award, 2010-2011; Nominee; South Carolina Children's Book Award, 2010-2011; Nominee
diaries; Civil War; split; North and the South; homework; family; motel
Mills, Claudia, "The Totally Made-Up Civil War Diary of Amanda MacLeish" (2008). DIVerse Families. 1124.