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A Light in the Storm: The Civil War Diary of Amelia Martin, Fenwick Island, Delaware, 1861

by Hesse, Karen
Publisher: Scholastic
Retail Price: $10.95, hardcover
Issue: Summer 2002
ISBN: 0590567330

Amelia records the discord of her parents as it mirrors the growing rift between North and South. Her father is an abolitionist and her mother is a Southern sympathizer; major issues of the war are played out in Amelia's kitchen. This is one of the latest additions to the Dear America series.

review of A Light in the Storm: The Civil War Diary of Amelia Martin, Fenwick Island, Delaware, 1861, by Hesse, Karen, Civil War Book Review, (Summer 2002).