Thursday, December 12, 2013
Dear America, The Diary of Minnie Bonner, A City Tossed and Broken,
San Francisco, California 1906
By Judy Blundell
Scholastic Inc., 218 pg., Historical Fiction
Minnie Bonner is a 14 years old that lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of a pub owner.
Minnie's family is poor, and they are losing the business, so her mother finds her a job as a maid with a rich family, the Sump family, who are moving to San Francisco, California. Minnie travels by train with the Sump family. They arrived in San Francisco two days before the big earthquake.We know of her life, and all that went on during that awful time, through her diary.
You will absolutely love this book is full of action and history of this beautiful city, there are also some historical facts at the end. Enjoy!