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William, a twelve-year-old orphan, writes of his experiences in pre-Revolutionary War Boston where he joins the cause of the patriots who are opposed to the British rule, in a boy-narrated companion to the Dear America series.

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Grade 4-8-This first-person account of a 12-year-old boy makes the world of Boston in 1774 come alive. William Thomas Emerson, an orphan, has found work with the kind proprietor of a tavern. In his journal, the boy describes the practical and moral difficulties that citizens of that city encountered on the eve of the Revolution. He writes of food shortages, patriots, traitors, and deserters, and describes daily life, public punishment, and medical treatments. Denenberg engages readers with a bit of intrigue, but it is the integrity and humanity of ordinary people that make this book inspirational. An epilogue summarizes the lives of the characters introduced and includes historical reproductions and a brief account of the actual events that followed the year covered in the journal. Quality historical fiction that should attract a wide audience.
Ann M. Burlingame, North Regional Library, Raleigh, NC
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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In 1774, 12-year-old orphan Will is befriended by Mr. Wilson, who secretly works with a group of rebels against the British. Written as a series of journal entries, this book paints a vivid picture of the period from the point of view of a boy on the fringe of an important movement. Unlike some books of historical fiction, here the focus isn''t on landmark events or fictional meetings with famous people but rather on everyday life in a troubling time. Will makes an appealing narrator, brave and independent enough to take a small part in dangerous intrigues, but young and frank enough to relate his reactions to events with freshness and disarming candor. An appended note, "Life in America in 1774," fills in the historical events and background of the time and provides reproductions of engravings, maps, and documents. A solid addition to the My Name Is America series. Carolyn Phelan

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AlwaysWearAHelmet
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Reviewed in the United States on December 17, 2015
My fifth enrichment students are in love with his text! A fantastic historical fiction text of the Revolutionary War period. It allows readers to see character perspectives from both the eyes of the child and that of an adult. The students love how the plot constantly... See more
My fifth enrichment students are in love with his text! A fantastic historical fiction text of the Revolutionary War period. It allows readers to see character perspectives from both the eyes of the child and that of an adult. The students love how the plot constantly changes and they like to try and guess where the characters'' real loyalties lie. Five stars all the way!
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fun for the family
Reviewed in the United States on August 13, 2020
this isnt my favorite out of the series but these are great reads
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interesting
Reviewed in the United States on April 4, 2019
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The Journal of William Thomas Emerson, A Revolutionary War Patriot
Reviewed in the United States on March 12, 2006
I used this book for a literature circle group. Before reading you need to do a lot of background building about the conflicts between the British and the colonist that lead up to the revolutionary war. Lots of unfamiliar vocabulary. Good for very experienced readers. Less... See more
I used this book for a literature circle group. Before reading you need to do a lot of background building about the conflicts between the British and the colonist that lead up to the revolutionary war. Lots of unfamiliar vocabulary. Good for very experienced readers. Less experienced readers will need more support. Very enjoyable reading and the students are learning a lot about the revolutionary war and colonial era
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Reviewed in the United States on October 12, 2013
This is a beautifully done book. I purchased this for our church library. It is a new series for us in our juvenile book section. We are updating our juvenile book section and this series about boys in different periods of American history fit the bill for our update. I... See more
This is a beautifully done book. I purchased this for our church library. It is a new series for us in our juvenile book section. We are updating our juvenile book section and this series about boys in different periods of American history fit the bill for our update. I plan to add more from this series.
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great book
Reviewed in the United States on May 19, 2014
I love that children can learn History through children''s eyes. We had a great time in class talking about this story
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well done!
Reviewed in the United States on March 10, 2016
This book, my name is America is a very good book. I gave this book a five stare rating. This book first takes place in a village called monotony that is not far from Boston in 1774. This book is mainly about a boy named William Thomas Emerson. He runs away to Boston after... See more
This book, my name is America is a very good book. I gave this book a five stare rating. This book first takes place in a village called monotony that is not far from Boston in 1774. This book is mainly about a boy named William Thomas Emerson. He runs away to Boston after his parents die from a storm that took their lives. He finds a new family to live with in Boston and starts working as a massager, so that he can find things about the revolutionary war. You may think, is he a spy? In fact he is a spy for the patriots in the revolutionary war. The on thing that somewhat disappoints me is that that book doesn''t say what he found out about the war. one thing I really like about the book is that is uses words that lots of people used during that time prided like the word supper instead of diner. Over all I really liked reading this book and it helped me start to enjoy reading books. I highly recommend getting this book. By Evan Moffett On 3/10/16
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Great book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 1, 2014
I recommend this if you''re planning to visit Boston. I wanted my son to read it, but I read it instead, and enjoyed it very much. Then went to Boston and walked around the places where the story is based.
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