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By Karen Hesse

Newbery Medal winner Karen Hesse's Civil conflict diary, a gentle within the typhoon, is now again in print with a gorgeous new cover!

In 1861, Amelia Martin's father is stripped of his publish as a ship's captain while he's stuck harboring the chief of a slave uprising. Now he's an assistant lighthouse keeper on Fenwick Island, off the coast of Delaware -- a kingdom wedged among the North and the South, simply as Amelia is wedged among her warring mom and dad. Amelia's mom blames her abolitionist husband for his or her dwelling stipulations, which she claims are taking a toll on her health and wellbeing. Amelia observes her mother's hate and her father's admiration for Abraham Lincoln.

But slavery is the deeper factor keeping apart the 2 aspects. because the Civil battle rages on, Amelia slowly learns that she can't cease the battling, yet by means of retaining watch within the lighthouse on a daily basis, lighting fixtures the lamps, cleansing the glass, and rescuing sufferers of Atlantic storms, she will be able to nonetheless make a distinction.

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Poor Mother. But thank goodness for the din. I pray sailors will hear the clanging above the scream of the storm, for I don’t know how far the Light can reach through this weather. Can’t sit still. The storm has caused a restlessness in my mood. Even in this diary I write in fits and starts, checking the Light, trying to peer through the storm to the sea, watchful for ships, watchful for danger. qxd 5/6/99 12:22 AM Page 42 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 h Quickly I must put you away, my diary.

She colored and grew angry. “I will not listen to this talk,” she snapped. Without looking back at us, she retreated to her room. I heard her weeping. Father heard her, too. A little later, when she grew quiet, I went in to her. She was sitting at her dressing table, gazing at the charcoal drawing of the cottage, which Father has not yet framed for her. I promised I’d row her to the mainland to visit Grandmother this weekend. “Thank you, Amelia,” she said. qxd 5/6/99 12:22 AM Page 34 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 I am heavyhearted.

I laughed, too. I knew he was right. We talked about William and Mrs. Worthington and Daniel’s little sisters. Daniel kept his eyes on the sea as he spoke. I noticed how long and thick his lashes are. “I’m going to war as soon as President Lincoln calls,” he said. qxd 5/6/99 12:22 AM Page 57 I told him perhaps there would not be a war. Daniel turned his face from the sea a moment to look at me. His eyes were laughing. ” I could feel myself blush. “Your mother might wish you to stay, you know,” I said.

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