Dear America: Like the Willow Tree by Lois Lowry (Published by Scholastic, January 1, 2011)
Suddenly orphaned by the Spanish flu epidemic in the fall of 1918, eleven-year-old Lydia Pierce and her fourteen-year-old brother, Daniel, of Portland, Maine, are taken by their uncle to be raised in the Shaker community at Sabbathday Lake. Thrust into the Shakers' unfamiliar way of life, Lydia must grapple with a new world that is nothing like the one she used to know. Now separated from her beloved brother, for men and women do not mix in this community, Lydia must adjust to many changes. But in time, and with her courageous spirit, she learns to find the joy in life again.
It's a new Dear America book, enough said! Dear America was one of my favorite series ever so I am very excited that there are finally some new books in the series after many years. I already read the September 2010 release, The Fences Between Us, and loved it. And I am very excited for Like the Willow Tree and hope I love it just as much!