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My Brother's Keeper: Virginia's Diary, Gettysburg, Pa 1863by Osborne, Mary Pope
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Issue: Winter 2001
My Brother's Keeper helps inaugurate Scholastic's My America series, which is intended for higher primary-grade students. A resident of Gettysburg, young Virginia "Ginny" Dickens maintains this diary, which does not flinch from the harsh details of war, including the casualties suffered by soldiers, the privations experienced by local civilians, and her own moment of cowardice.