Diaries of a Young Woman

Landscape of three diaries

I have begun the task of transcribing the diaries of my mother. My sister, Kathryn, found them in Mom’s dresser drawer. They are at the same time mundane and fascinating. I am going to work on them and my goal is to turn them into a Young Adult historical novel. They span 1934-1942, my mom ranged in age from 13 to 21 years old–the end point is when they are rounded up and sent to a Japanese internment camp. Sounds like a novel, doesn’t it?

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