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Home Front Girl: A Diary of Love, Literature, and Growing Up in Wartime America

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Hi!  I’m so excited to be writing my first post for this website.  I hope you like it! It is a blog that goes along with the website for the book Home Front Girl: A Diary of Love, Literature, and Growing Up in Wartime America (Chicago Review Press:  2012).

My mother, Joan Wehlen Morrison, wrote it from ages 14-20 from 1937-43.  Here’s a picture of my mom, Joan, at age 16:

I found her diaries after her death, read them, transcribed them and edited them.  Then I sent out query letters to publishers.

Chicago Review Press is publishing the book November 1, 2012 as a Young Adult History Book.  It’s for ages 12 and up–including anyone 12 to 112.  After all, you probably know someone who lived through World War II who would find it of interest!

The website for the book has lots of material–for fun and learning.  So explore.

And please send comments.  There’ll be updates and interactive aspects to this Blog site!  Welcome!

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