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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

Publication Year

2008

ISBN

9780374376963

Pages

197 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

Family Relationships; Separation; separated parents

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

separated parents

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

Diversity Impact

direct

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