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Title:
When Christmas comes again : the World War I diary of Simone Spencer
Author:
Levine, Beth Seidel.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic Inc., 2002.
Physical Description:
172 pages ; 20 cm.
Summary:
Teenage Simone's diaries for 1917 and 1918 reveal her experiences as a carefree member of New York society, then as a "Hello girl, " a volunteer switchboard operator for the Army Signal Corps in France.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
940 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.8 5.0 64754.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 5.9 9 Quiz: 31768 Guided reading level: NR.
ISBN:
9780439439824
Format :
Book

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In another very special Dear America Christmas story that crosses the ocean during WWI, Simone Spencer leaves home and keeps a diary of her life as a brave "Hello Girl" on the Western Front.

In April of 1917, Simone Spencer's world changes. Her beloved brother Will goes off to war, and Simone seeks a way to help. The passionate daughter of a feisty French mother and a rebellious upper-class father, Simone is not cut out for the society life she is meant to lead.

So, when General Pershing calls for French-speaking American girls to operate the switchboards on the Western Front, Simone becomes one of the first brave "Hello Girls" whose courage helped lead the Allies to victory. In the end, Christmas brings the Spencers back together again.