A City Tossed and Broken

A City Tossed and Broken

The Diary of Minnie Bonner

Book - 2013
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It is 1906, and when her family is cheated out of their tavern, fourteen-year-old Minnie Bonner is forced to become a maid to the Sump family, who are moving to San Francisco--three weeks before the great earthquake.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Inc, 2013.
ISBN: 9780545310222
0545310229
Characteristics: 218 pages :,illustrations, map ;,20 cm.

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TheresaAJ
Oct 24, 2016

Minnie Bonner's life is thrown into disarray when her beloved father loses their family's Philadelphia tavern in a card game. Minnie's desperate mother then agrees to hire out Minnie as a maid to the Sumps who are moving to San Francisco in April 1906. Minnie's diary entries cover a very eventful month when the San Francisco earthquake turns everyone's lives upside down. Mistaken identities, buried secrets, and an unexpected reunion with her father give Minnie a roller coaster ride through the past, present, and future. Photographs of the destruction still have an immediacy to today's reader.

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aepearson21
Nov 15, 2015

Another good book! It is nice to have a book with short readings! It was interesting to read the Earthquake that changed San Francisco in 1906!

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aepearson21
Jul 30, 2015

This was a good book. It was about the fire in San Francisco. Makes you feel like you were there.

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adrianavafu
Nov 13, 2013

This book rocks! Everyone should read the series! I wish the authors would hurry up and write more.

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cheech
Jan 19, 2013

I love this book! It's 1 of the best in the Dear America series.

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Apr 02, 2015

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Nov 13, 2013

adrianavafu thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 16

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Aug 12, 2013

white_dog_516 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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