Dear America: Behind the Masks

By:  Susan Patron
Hardcover Book
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  • Item #: NTS530437
  • ISBN13: 9780545304375
  • Format: Hardcover Book
  • Pages: 304
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • Genre:
    Diaries and Journals,
    Historical Fiction,
    Mystery and Suspense
  • Weight (lbs):.77500
  • Ages 9 - 14
  • Grades: 4 - 9
  • Lexile® Measure: 890LL
  • DRA Level: 60
  • ACR Level: 6.1


Newbery Award-winning author Susan Patron brings her talents to the beloved Dear America series.

Angeline Reddy is the daughter of a famous lawyer, but she's no stranger to rule-breaking. Growing up in the wild gold-mining town of Bodie, California, in the 1880s, Angeline has seen it all - saloons, brawls, dance halls, and a whole lot of desperation. But nothing's more exciting than seeing her daddy, Patrick Reddy, in action in the courtroom. Yet when Angeline's beau, a detective, ends up on trial, she finds herself tangled in a dangerous mystery as she attempts to help clear his name. In the pages of her diary, Angeline begins to piece together the clues - stumbling across more than one murder and plenty of people with secrets they're fixing to keep. In a time and place where folks would rather settle up with a gunfight than a jury, Angeline must work quickly if she hopes to save her beau.

About the Author:

Susan Patron is the author of many critically acclaimed novels for children including the Newbery Award winner, THE HIGHER POWER OF LUCKY; its follow-up book, LUCKY BREAKS; and the early chapter book MAYBE YES, MAYBE NO. She is a former librarian, now full-time writer. She and her husband live in a small cabin in the high desert of the Eastern Sierra of California

Dear America: Behind the Masks

Hardcover Book


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