My America: My Brother's Keeper: Virginia's Civil War Diary, Book One

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grade 5n/a4.311707
Mary Pope Osborne's book, part of the relaunch of the My America series, tells the story of Ginny, a young girl who keeps a journal during the Civil War's Battle of Gettysburg.

Virginia Dickens has promised to keep a journal for her older brother Jed. And Ginny finds plenty to write about: Pennsylvania Volunteers arrive in the town square reporting a big battle in Virginia and calling for more men to join their ranks. Rumors fly that the Rebs are headed to Gettysburg, and the Battle of Gettysburg ensues. Suddenly, Ginny's quiet town is filled with the injured.

Ginny's brother Jed has joined the Union army, and they find him wounded in a makeshift hospital. With Ginny's nursing, he recovers, and Ginny is is able to witness the President's Gettysburg Address.
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published on June 1, 2000 by Scholastic Inc.
ISBN-10: 0439153077
ISBN-13: 9780439153072
1 Book Review
  • addih05
    addih05Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 12:29 pm55 stars
    this was a really great book i loved it but a little sad the girls name is virgina it is really good