Synopses & Reviews
Lisa Rowe Fraustino's dramatic tale of the Salem witch trials is back in print with a beautiful new cover design!
Deliverance Trembley lives in Salem Village where she must take care of her sickly sister, Mem, and where she does her daily chores in fear of her cruel uncle's angry temper. But after four young girls from the village accuse some of the local women of being witches, the town becomes increasingly caught up in a witch hunt. When the villagers begin to realize that Deliverance is a clever girl who possesses the skills to read and write, the whispered accusations begin. Suddenly she has more to worry about than just the wrath of her uncle, her ill sister, and the fate of the other women in town. Within the pages of her diary, Deliverance captures the panic, terror, suspicion, and hysteria that swept through Salem Village during one of the most infamous eras in American history.
PRAISE FOR DEAR AMERICA: "More than a supplement to classroom textbooks, this series is an imaginative, solid entree into American history." -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY "An impressive series that will challenge students to make connections from prominent his
PRAISE FOR DEAR AMERICA:
"More than a supplement to classroom textbooks, this series is an imaginative, solid entree into American history." -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
"An impressive series that will challenge students to make connections from prominent historical events to relevant life situations. . . . A wonderful asset to the classroom as well as to home libraries." -- CHILDREN'S BOOK REVIEW SERVICE
"Engaging accessible historical fiction." -- SLJ
"The Dear America diaries represent the best of historical fiction for any age." -- CHICAGO TRIBUNE
About the Author
Lisa Rowe Fraustino is the author of the novels I WALK IN DREAD, a Dear America title; GRASS AND SKY; ASH; and THE HOLE IN THE WALL. She is also the author of the picture book THE HICKORY CHAIR. Lisa lives with her husband in Connecticut and teaches at Eastern Connecticut State University.