The Totally Made-Up Civil War Diary of Amanda MacLeish
Farra, Straus and Giroux
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.
Family Relationships; Separation; separated parents
Mark Twain Award, 2010-2011
South Carolina Children's Book Award, 2010-2011
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.