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I really like the American Girl series, but was wondering if there are any similar with boys instead? I think ds would probably like either, but figured he would relate slightly better to stories about boys, since he is, well, a boy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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"My America" or "My Name is America" are journals about American History from children of the era. One is writing from a girls perspective and the other from a boys. Sorry I can't remember which is which.
 

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"My Name is America" is the series featuring boys' fictional historical diaries. The intended audience is definitely a good bit older than the American Girl stories. Both of the ones I've read are about boy soldiers 13-16 involved in some pretty grisly episodes in history.<br><br>
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There really isn't anything exactly the same. Our son loved the American Girl books, but the other series mentioned not so much. For some reason there sometimes seems to be the belief that girls will read books with boy main characters but boys won't read about girls. That hasn't been our experience.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">There really isn't anything exactly the same. Our son loved the American Girl books, but the other series mentioned not so much. For some reason there sometimes seems to be the belief that girls will read books with boy main characters but boys won't read about girls. That hasn't been our experience.</div>
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I don't think he will mind if the main characters are girls. I guess it was more *my* thoughts that he would prefer a boy character. He is only 4, so I think the AG series will be alot easier for him to follow, too.
 

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Not sure if it's the same as "My America", but we've enjoyed the "Dear America" seriens and I believe they have some by boys and some by girls.
 

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I love books by Marguerite De Angeli. Copper Toed Boots and Jared's Island were my favs. These are old books written in the 30s/40s about kids in a young America. Most are set in the Pennsylvania area which was neat for me to read growing up here. The two books I mentioned have boys as the main characters but the author wrote others with girls. I'd skip Skippack School, though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> . I didn't like that one much, very schooly.
 

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My America, Dear America, and My Name is America all seem to be Scholastic book series. <a href="http://www.scholastic.com/dearamerica/books/series.htm" target="_blank">http://www.scholastic.com/dearamerica/books/series.htm</a><br>
I'm curious if there is either a secular or nonsecular leaning in any of these series? Anyone know?
 

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I read some books out of the library that were based in Colonial Williamsburg. The setup was a woman who works in the historical re-enactment is telling stories to a bunch of modern-day kids, and each book is a story about a different child who actually lived in Williamsburg during colonial times. Half are about girls, half about boys.<br><br>
The ones I read didn't really mention religion much at all.
 

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DS6 loves the Little House on the Prairie Series. There is on 'Farmer Boy' about Alonso...<br><br>
Over the years the series has developed to the generations before and after Laura Ingalls Wilder, almost like a 150yr snap shot of her family and america. If i remember correctly her grandma comes in at Ellis Island and her Daughter end up in Missouri
 
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