By Lyons, Mary E.A fictionalized version of the life of Harriet Jacobs, told in the form
of letters that she might have written during her slavery in North
Carolina and as she prepared for escape to the North in 1842.
By Lutzen, HannahThe story of Vlad Dracula as related by the captain of a 19th-century sailing ship, and what happens to a young woman reading that account in the late 20th century. As Lucia reads the account of the voyage, she becomes increasingly obsessed with the character of Vlad. Written as a series of manuscripts, letters, and diary entries.
The thirteen-year-old daughter of an English country knight keeps a journal in which she records the events of her life, particularly her longing for adventures beyond the usual role of women and her efforts to avoid being married off.
By Frank, AnneThe life of the Jewish girl who hid with seven other people in an attic for two years in Nazi-occupied Holland. Anne chronicled her day-to-day life in a diary which was discovered after her death in a German concentration camp.
By Filipovic, ZlataEleven-year-oldn Croation Filipovic's graphic firsthand account of life in embattled Sarajevo. "Provides a vivid description of the ravages of war and its effect upon one young woman."
By Yee, LisaAfter flunking sixth-grade English, basketball prodigy Stanford Wong
must struggle to pass his summer-school class, keep his failure a
secret from his friends, and satisy his academically demanding father.
By Yee, LisaIn a series of journal entries, eleven-year-old child prodigy Millicent
Min records her struggles to learn to play volleyball, tutor her enemy,
deal with her grandmother's departure, and make friends over the course
of a tumultuous summer.
By Vizzini, NedA collection of essays wrtten by the author from age fifteen to
seventeen in which he shares impressions of school, sports, cool
people, boring people, friends, family, money, music, and obsessions.
By Van de Ruit, JohnIn 1990, thirteen-year-old John "Spud" Milton, a prepubescent choirboy,
keeps a diary of his first year at an elite, boys-only boarding school
in South Africa, as he deals with bizarre housemates, wild crushes,
embarrassingly dysfunctional parents, and much more.