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My Name is America Series
Authors: Jim Murphy, Barry Denenberg, Walter Dean Myers, William Durbin, Laurence Yep, Ann Rinaldi, Kathryn Lasky, Joseph Bruchac, Rodman Philbrick, Ellen Emerson White, Ellen Levine, Susan Campbell Bartoletti, Sid Hite
Number of Books in Series: 19
Age Group: 9 - 14 years

Reading Level: AR Levels 4.8-6.2
GLE 4.8-6.8
F&P/GRL S-Z
DRA 40-70
Lexile 650-1070

Book 1 Summary: James Edmond, a sixteen-year-old orphan, keeps a journal of his experiences and those of "G" Company which he joined as a volunteer in the Union Army during the Civil War.

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The books in this series are unrelated (different characters and setting) and can be read in any order.

Publication Order

Book 1: The On Enemy Soil: The Journal of James Edmond Pease, a Civil War Union Soldier, Virginia, 1863
Ages 9-14. September 1, 1998.
AR: 5.7 (6 Points, Quiz #27944);  GLE: 6.8
F&P/GRL: V;  DRA: 50

Book 2: A True Patriot: The Journal of William Thomas Emerson, a Revolutionary War Patriot, Boston, Massachusetts, 1774
Ages 9-14. September 1, 1998.
AR: 5.6 (4 Points, Quiz #27945);  GLE: 4.8

Book 3: The Journal of Joshua Loper: A Black Cowboy, The Chisholm Trail, 1871
Ages 9-14. April 1, 1999.
AR: 5 (4 Points, Quiz #31189);  GLE: 5.9
F&P/GRL: W;  DRA: 60

Book 4: We Were Heroes: The Journal of Scott Pendleton Collins, a World War II Soldier, Normandy, France, 1944
Ages 9-14. June 1, 1999.
AR: 5 (4 Points, Quiz #34709);  GLE: 5.3
F&P/GRL: T;  DRA: 50

Book 5: The Journal of Ben Uchida: Citizen 13559, Mirror Lake Internment Camp, California, 1942
Ages 9-14. September 1, 1999.
AR: 5.2 (4 Points, Quiz #32209);  GLE: 5.6
F&P/GRL: S;  DRA: 40

Book 6: Until the Last Spike: The Journal of Sean Sullivan, a Transcontinental Railroad Worker, Nebraska and Points West, 1867
Ages 9-14. September 1, 1999.
AR: 5.9 (5 Points, Quiz #32210);  GLE: 5.7
F&P/GRL: W;  DRA: 60

Book 7: Staking a Claim: The Journal of Wong Ming-Chung, a Chinese Miner, California, 1852
Ages 9-14. April 1, 2000.
AR: 4.8 (6 Points, Quiz #35833);  GLE: 5.8
F&P/GRL: U;  DRA: 50

Book 8: The Journal of Jasper Jonathan Pierce: A Pilgrim Boy, Plymouth, 1620
Ages 9-14. July 1, 2000.
AR: 4.9 (5 Points, Quiz #42452);  GLE: 6.5
F&P/GRL: S;  DRA: 40

Book 9: Blazing West: The Journal of Augustus Pelletier, the Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1804
Ages 9-14. September 1, 2000.
AR: 5.6 (5 Points, Quiz #44831);  GLE: 5.8

Book 10: Down to the Last Out: The Journal of Biddy Owens, The Negro Leagues, Birmingham, Alabama, 1948
Ages 9-14. April 1, 2001.
AR: 5.2 (4 Points, Quiz #50162);  GLE: 5.8
F&P/GRL: S;  DRA: 40

Book 11: On This Long Journey: The Journal of Jesse Smoke, a Cherokee Boy, The Trail of Tears, 1838
Ages 9-14. June 1, 2001.
AR: 6.2 (6 Points, Quiz #52608);  GLE: 5.8
F&P/GRL: V;  DRA: 50

Book 12: The Journal of Douglas Allen Deeds: The Donner Party Expedition, 1846
Ages 9-14. November 1, 2001.
AR: 5.7 (4 Points, Quiz #55208);  GLE: 5.7
F&P/GRL: S;  DRA: 40

Book 13: The Journal of C. J. Jackson: A Dust Bowl Migrant, Oklahoma to California, 1935
Ages 9-14. April 1, 2002.
AR: 5.7 (5 Points, Quiz #58031);  GLE: 5.9
F&P/GRL: T;  DRA: 50

Book 14: Into No Man's Land: The Journal of Patrick Seamus Flaherty, United States Marine Corps, Khe Sanh, Vietnam, 1968
Ages 9-14. June 1, 2002.
AR: 5.9 (7 Points, Quiz #59356);  GLE: 5.8
F&P/GRL: Z;  DRA: 70

Book 15: The Journal of Jedediah Barstow: An Emigrant On The Oregon Trail, Overland, 1845
Ages 9-14. September 1, 2002.
AR: 5.3 (5 Points, Quiz #64753);  GLE: 5.5
F&P/GRL: U;  DRA: 50

Book 16: The Journal of Finn Reardon: A Newsie, New York City, 1899
Ages 9-14. May 1, 2003.
AR: 5.3 (4 Points, Quiz #71263);  GLE: 5.3
F&P/GRL: V;  DRA: 50

Book 17: The Journal of Rufus Rowe: Witness To The Battle Of Fredricksburg, Bowling Green, VA 1862
Ages 9-14. October 1, 2003.
AR: 5.9 (3 Points, Quiz #70048);  GLE: 5.8
F&P/GRL: V;  DRA: 50

Book 18: The Journal of Otto Peltonen: A Finnish Immigrant, Hibbing, Minnesota, 1905
Ages 9-14. November 1, 2003.
AR: 6 (4 Points, Quiz #44832);  GLE: 6.1
F&P/GRL: V;  DRA: 50

Book 19: The Journal of Brian Doyle: A Greenhorn on an Alaskan Whaling Ship, The Florence, 1874
Ages 9-14. April 1, 2004.
AR: 5.9 (6 Points, Quiz #76348);  GLE: 6.4
F&P/GRL: W;  DRA: 60

Book Sets: Sets of Up to 19 Books


Other Websites for Additional Information:

Author Website for Jim Murphy
Author Website for Barry Denenberg
Author Website for Walter Dean Myers
Author Website for William Durbin
Author Website for Laurence Yep
Author Website for Ann Rinaldi
Author Website for Kathryn Lasky
Author Website for Joseph Bruchac
Author Website for Rodman Philbrick
Author Website for Ellen Emerson White
Author Website for Susan Campbell Bartoletti




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