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Letters to Oma: A Young German Girl's Account of Her First Year in…

by Marj Gurasich

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Teen Historical Fiction

This novella follows the voyage of a young teenager and her family from Germany to Texas in 1847, and their first year of pioneer life. The story is told in third person fiction and letters that Tina writes to her grandmother (Oma) still in Germany.

This is a nice enough story and is informative about the history of German settlers in Texas, unfortunately, it pales in comparison to the Ingalls Little House books and I found it hard to identify with or care about the characters. But it could certainly hold its own against some of the American Girls books - this was published long before that series existed.
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After her family moves from Germany to Texas in 1847, fifteen-year-old Tina chronicles in letters to her grandmother their struggle to survive in a strange new place while preserving their traditional German ways.

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