Talk:Dear America

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Blantant POV and a lack of citations[edit]

The controversy section needs to be cleaned up really badly. There are a lot of very strong statements and claims made, yet none of it is backed up with a single reference. On top of that, there is no information with regard to why the author did this. Without it, this goes against a lot of what the Wikipedia policy on neutral point of view stands for, where everything is balanced. If this section isn't cited and cleaned up within the week, I will go through and clean it up myself. --pIrish 15:37, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

Nevermind. After going through the edit history, the entire section was recently added in one fell swoop by an, obviously, livid anonymous editor. I have cleaned the section up and made it comply with NPOV as well as back it up with a citation (which, ironically, the editor included in the external links, but did not use as a reference). --pIrish 16:19, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

scott pendleton[edit]

The list mentions The Journal of Scott Pendleton Collins: a World War II Soldier, Normandy, France, 1944 by Walter Dean Myers (1999), and I'd like to point out that this is a My Name Is America book, not a Dear America book. On the Scholastic website, I can only find 36 books mentioned, so I am removing Scott Pendleton from the list and changing the count to 36.

Well, I don't know if you know, but, Dear America, My Name is America and My America are all the same series, just different names. They are all diaries or journals of people during historical events. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.29.66.97 (talk) 22:21, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

I just wanted to give a heads-up on what I'm doing, and if there are any concerns, please voice them! Justi521 19:36, 1 July 2007 (UTC)

suggestions[edit]

I love Dear Americas but I haven't read that many. I don't know what ones are good. If you are reading this and you know some good dear americas, please type them in. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.29.66.97 (talk) 22:25, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

"My secret war" is probally the best one yet! Although, I do enjoy "Voyage on the Titanic". Both are great books !

Signed,

KK

Re-launch and Scholastic website[edit]

As per the info in the article, there is probably some updating to do now that the series is back in print and info has been updated on the Scholastic website. WHRupp (talk) 12:46, 24 September 2010 (UTC)

The Boldest Mask is a new book[edit]

http://www.amazon.com/Dear-America-Behind-Susan-Patron/dp/0545304377/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1310079795&sr=1-2 Here is amazon.com for a reference. It does say Behind the Mask but if you look and read the Cover it actually says "The Boldest Mask" and since it will be published I added on the 2010 Re-launch list. JamesAlan1986 (talk-Contributes) 23:08, 7 July 2011 (UTC)

Removed dead links[edit]

I removed the dead links for "My Heart is on the Ground" and "The Girl Who Chased Away Sorrow". JamesAlan1986 (talk-Contributes) 23:21, 7 July 2011 (UTC)

Notability tag[edit]

The topic of this article is notable. It is a widely read, well known children's book series. The notability tag since March 2010 is not applicable in this case. Sources include [1], [2]. A very well known series indeed. --Michaelzeng7 (talk - contribs) 14:13, 2 April 2012 (UTC)

Girls and boys Dear America Book(s)[edit]

"A Dear America book" seems to be the main heading for both the "Dear America" series featuring girls/women and the "My Name Is America" featuring boys/men.
Example: WorldCat: The Journal of Brian Doyle ....

Jim Murphy (author) wrote two in each series.

Is Dear America or (A) Dear America Book(s) technically a Scholastic imprint (article covers multiple kinds). --P64 (talk) 20:38, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

'My Name is America' is considered a spin-off of Dear America if that answers your question.

--Snawple (talk) 00:42, 27 September 2013 (UTC)