Look to the hills : the diary of Lozette Moreau, a French slave girl

by McKissack, Pat, 1944-2017

Format: Print Book 2004
Availability: Available at 11 Libraries 11 of 11 copies
Available (11)
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Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Fiction jSERIES DEAR America
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
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Dormont Public Library Juvenile Fiction J MCKI
Location  Dormont Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Fiction McKissack
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Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  McKissack
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Fiction j DEAR AMERICA
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Collection  Children's Fiction
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Northland Public Library Children's Fiction J FIC DEAR
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Collection  Children's Fiction
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Penn Hills Library Juvenile Fiction CHILDREN MCK
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Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Fiction J F DEA
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Collection  Juvenile Fiction
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Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Fiction j SERIES DEA [DEAR AMERICA]
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Collection  Juvenile Fiction
South Park Library Juvenile jF DEA
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Western Allegheny Community Library Juvenile Fiction JF DEAR
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Collection  Juvenile Fiction
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Wilkinsburg Public Library Juvenile Fiction J DEA HISTORICAL FICTION
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Collection  Juvenile Fiction
In acclaimed author Patricia McKissack's latest addition to the Dear America line, Lozette, a French slave, whose masters uproot her and bring her to America, must find her place in the New World.

Arriving with her French masters in upstate New York at the tail end of the French-Indian War, Lozette, "Zettie," an orphaned slave girl, is confronted with new landscapes, new conditions, and new conflicts. As her masters are torn between their own nationality and their somewhat reluctant new allegiance to the British colonial government, Zettie, too, must reconsider her own loyalties.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 5-9. Her mother died giving birth to her on a slave ship to France, and Lozette (Zettie ) grew up in France as companion and slave to upper-class Mary-Louise. Now at 12 she finds herself with her French mistress in New York Colony at the end of the French and Indian War in 1763. Like other books in the Dear America series, this story is told as a fictionalized diary, and as usual, the blend of fact and fiction, which includes a contrived epilogue, is confusing, especially as most middle-graders won't know much about this early colonial history. But McKissack does provide an immediate view of the period (including the horrifying decision to give the Indians blankets infected with smallpox), and the personal story brings a fresh perspective to issues of race and class. Compared with some of the poor white servants, Zettie is privileged. She can't do any household chores, but she can read, and she helps the soldiers write home. Her struggle to give up comfort and protection and find true independence is the most moving part of a story seldom told. --Hazel Rochman Copyright 2004 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Dear America.
Each book is written in the form of a diary of a young woman's life during an important event or time period in American history
#1 - A Journey to the New World
#2 - The Winter of red snow
#3 - When will this cruel war be over?
#4 - A Picture of freedom
#5 - Across the wide and lonesome prairie
#6 - So far from home
#7 - I Thought my soul would rise and fly
#8 - West to a land of plenty
#9 - Dreams in the golden country
#10 - Standing in the light
#11 - Voyage on the great Titanic
#12 - A Line in the sand
#13 - My Heart is on the ground
#14 - The Great railroad race
#15 - A Light in the storm
#16 - The Girl who chased away sorrow
#17 - A Coal miner's bride
#18 - Color me dark
#19 - One eye laughing, the other weeping
#20 - My Secret war
#21 - Valley of the moon
#22 - Seeds of hope
#23 - Christmas after all
#24 - Early Sunday morning
#25 - My face to the wind
#26 - Where have all the flowers gone?
#27 - A Time for courage
#28 - Mirror, mirror on the wall
#29 - Survival in the storm
#30 - When Christmas comes again
#31 - Land of the buffalo bones
#32 - Love thy neighbor
#33 - All the stars in the sky
#34 - Look to the hills
#35 - I walk in dread
#36 - Hear my sorrow
#37 - The Fences between us
#38 - Like the willow tree
#39 - Cannons at dawn
#40 - With the might of angels
#41 - Behind the masks
#42 - Down the rabbit hole
Subjects Slavery -- Fiction.
Identity -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Diaries -- Fiction.
United States -- History -- French and Indian War, 1754-1763 -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Scholastic,2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 188 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm.
ISBN 0439210380
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