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Bringing the power of the best-selling book series, Dear America is a live action historical fiction series for kids’ ages 7-14, inspired by the diaries of real girls. Each episode of the series unfolds the story of ordinary girls living extraordinary lives.

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Bringing the power of the best-selling book series, Dear America is a live action historical fiction series for kids’ ages 7-14, inspired by the diaries of real girls. Each episode of the series unfolds the story of ordinary girls living extraordinary lives.

    • EPISODE 1

    A Line in the Sand

    In this fictional account of Texan history, a young pioneer girl writes in her diary of the fight for freedom against the Mexicans.

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    • 26 Minutes

    In this fictional account of Texan history, a young pioneer girl writes in her diary of the fight for freedom against the Mexicans.

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    • 26 Minutes
    • EPISODE 2

    Cleopatra

    Princess Cleopatra is caught in a spiral of intrigue at the Egyptian court. Assassination attempts are made against her father, the Pharaoh, and she suspects her own sister of betrayal. Moving in disguise among the common people, Cleopatra witnesses their poverty and feels their anger towards the Pharaoh. Fearful for her father's life, she flees with him to Rome. There, her intelligence and charm win the support of Julius Caesar. Cleopatra triumphantly returns to Egypt, knowing that while the Romans can help win back her country, only compassion will win the hearts of the people.

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    • 26 Minutes

    Princess Cleopatra is caught in a spiral of intrigue at the Egyptian court. Assassination attempts are made against her father, the Pharaoh, and she suspects her own sister of betrayal. Moving in disguise among the common people, Cleopatra witnesses their poverty and feels their anger towards the Pharaoh. Fearful for her father's life, she flees with him to Rome. There, her intelligence and charm win the support of Julius Caesar. Cleopatra triumphantly returns to Egypt, knowing that while the Romans can help win back her country, only compassion will win the hearts of the people.

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    • 26 Minutes
    • EPISODE 3

    When Will This Cruel War Be Over

    Emma Simpson is a fourteen-year-old Confederate girl growing up in the South during the Civil War. Emma is determined to do whatever it takes to defeat the Yankees. With her Cousin Rachel's help, she manages to sneak badly needed supplies to the Confederate camp. But when a young Union soldier is injured at her doorstep, she is faced with the dilemma of whether to aid the enemy. She yearns for the end of the war, and, in her own small ways, works to make peace around her.

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    • 26 Minutes

    Emma Simpson is a fourteen-year-old Confederate girl growing up in the South during the Civil War. Emma is determined to do whatever it takes to defeat the Yankees. With her Cousin Rachel's help, she manages to sneak badly needed supplies to the Confederate camp. But when a young Union soldier is injured at her doorstep, she is faced with the dilemma of whether to aid the enemy. She yearns for the end of the war, and, in her own small ways, works to make peace around her.

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    • 26 Minutes
    • EPISODE 4

    Elizabeth I

    Young Elizabeth yearns for the love of her father, King Henry VIII. And yet, this king is responsible for the beheading of her mother. How can she reconcile her desire for her father's attention with his violent nature? And how will she, the Invisible Princess, gain his favor, when her half-sister Mary foils her every move? As the king starts to turn against Elizabeth's only ally, Queen Catherine, Elizabeth knows she must do anything to save the queen's life. Join the noble princess in the most perilous of royal courts.

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    • 27 Minutes

    Young Elizabeth yearns for the love of her father, King Henry VIII. And yet, this king is responsible for the beheading of her mother. How can she reconcile her desire for her father's attention with his violent nature? And how will she, the Invisible Princess, gain his favor, when her half-sister Mary foils her every move? As the king starts to turn against Elizabeth's only ally, Queen Catherine, Elizabeth knows she must do anything to save the queen's life. Join the noble princess in the most perilous of royal courts.

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    • 27 Minutes
    • EPISODE 5

    Color Me Dark

    Nellie Lee Love moves north with her family to Chicago — the land of opportunity — hoping to escape the racism of the rural south. Mamma believes a new start will help Nellie Lee's sister Erma Jean, who stopped speaking after a mysterious but horrifying event only she witnessed. Though life in this northern city is exciting, Nellie Lee sees that racism knows no boundaries. When a group of boys threaten Nellie Lee, Erma Jean finds her voice just in time to fend them off. Through the love of their family, both sisters learn that they possess the strength to triumph.

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    • 26 Minutes

    Nellie Lee Love moves north with her family to Chicago — the land of opportunity — hoping to escape the racism of the rural south. Mamma believes a new start will help Nellie Lee's sister Erma Jean, who stopped speaking after a mysterious but horrifying event only she witnessed. Though life in this northern city is exciting, Nellie Lee sees that racism knows no boundaries. When a group of boys threaten Nellie Lee, Erma Jean finds her voice just in time to fend them off. Through the love of their family, both sisters learn that they possess the strength to triumph.

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    • 26 Minutes
    • EPISODE 6

    Isabel, Jewel of Castilla

    Princess Isabel has a terrible decision to make: Should she submit to the tyrannical rule of her elder brother, King Enrique of Spain, and marry a man she does not love, just because it will further his political agenda? Her younger brother, Alfonso, has rebelled against the King, but will Isabel have the courage to follow? When Enrique goes against his every promise to her, Isabel listens to her own heart. She marries the Prince of Aragon — her one true love and a powerful political ally who will help her assume the throne as queen.

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    • 26 Minutes

    Princess Isabel has a terrible decision to make: Should she submit to the tyrannical rule of her elder brother, King Enrique of Spain, and marry a man she does not love, just because it will further his political agenda? Her younger brother, Alfonso, has rebelled against the King, but will Isabel have the courage to follow? When Enrique goes against his every promise to her, Isabel listens to her own heart. She marries the Prince of Aragon — her one true love and a powerful political ally who will help her assume the throne as queen.

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    • 26 Minutes
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