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A light in the storm: the Civil War diary of Amelia Martin

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In 1861, Amelia Martin's father is stripped of his post as a ship's captain when he is caught harboring the leader of a slave rebellion. Now he is an assistant lighthouse keeper on Fenwick Island, off the coast of Delaware-a state wedged between the North and the South, just as Amelia is wedged between her constantly arguing parents. Amelia's mother blames her abolitionist husband for their living conditions, which she claims are taking a toll on her health. As the Civil War rages on, Amelia slowly learns that she cannot stop the fighting, but by keeping watch in the lighthouse each day, lighting the lamps, cleaning the glass, and rescuing victims of Atlantic storms, she can make a difference.
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Full title light in the storm the civil war diary of amelia martin
Author hesse karen
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subject_facet Delaware -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Juvenile fiction, Diaries -- Juvenile fiction, Islands -- Juvenile fiction, Lighthouses -- Juvenile fiction, Slavery -- Juvenile fiction, United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Juvenile fiction
title_display A light in the storm : the Civil War diary of Amelia Martin
title_full A light in the storm : the Civil War diary of Amelia Martin / by Karen Hesse
title_short A light in the storm :
title_sub the Civil War diary of Amelia Martin
topic_facet Diaries, History, Islands, Lighthouses, Slavery