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Dear America: Valley of the Moon (2 vol.)

by Sherry Garland
The 1845-1846 diary of thirteen-year-old Maria, servant to the wealthy Spanish family that took her in when her mother died. 219 pages, Ages 8-12

Item Number: 1126
Category:Longer Fiction in Contracted Braille (in EBAE)

Price: $19.00
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5The year is 1845. The place is Sonoma Valley in Alta, California. Raised as a Catholic at a Spanish mission in Northern California along with her younger brother, the two of them are taken in to be the servants of a wealthy Mexican family. On their ranch, thirteen year old Maria Rosalia de Milagros barely remembers her Indian mother, who died of smallpox when she was six. She doesn't even know who her father was, only that he was a white man. Maria Rosalia was the name given to her by Padre Ygnacio, the priest who saved her life along with her brother's life. Even though she is well treated by the family she works for, the Medinas, Maria Rosalia longs to know who her parents were. Her only hope would be to find Padre Yganico, and she doesn't have any idea where he is after all these years. Still, Maria Rosalia is able to find joy in holidays and celebrations, in writing in her diary, and in a new American friend. But there is a great deal of sorrow as well. This is an excellent addition to the Dear America series that reveals a great deal about a way of life that has vanished into the depths of time. It taught me about a period in American history that I knew little about.
2011-08-11

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