Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Dear America: The Series

Spring 2000 Television
Ages: 7 - 13 yrs.
History told through a series can be so silly or so boring. Not this time. The Dear America series uses appealing courageous young characters and well-written stories to show a point in time – pilgrims in the new world, an immigrant Jewish family in New York’s Lower east side, and even Cleopatra – and make it matter. Young viewers will realize there were real people who had to face the hardships that they only read about in books. Diversity, bravery, the arts, friendship, all kinds of themes are explored while re-living history. An excellent series that can be enjoyed by the whole family.
Ann Oldenburg   ©2000 Parents' Choice
Ann Oldenburg, assistant director of the journalism program at Georgetown University, began her career at The Washington Post and went on to spend more than two decades with USA Today, where she covered pop culture topics. She and her husband have three sons and live in McLean, Virginia.

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