In the popular series for young girls Dear America, we read about a different time in history. In each book, the main character is a young girl who is witnessing the course of history. Although, there are something that come with the time period that is being depicted, each girl is independent. In every one of the books we read about survival and the importance of trust. Looking to those around us to support us in our time of need. From the Salem Witch Trials to the Vietnam War each story will mesmerize you. When we hear about the tough times of the past it is hard to imagine how we would handle such things as war, epidemics, and genocide. But, in the Dear America book series we read about a strong young girl who has persevered from these events and continued on with her life after to achieve her goals in life.