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Dear America is a series of short films based on Scholastic's Dear America books. The television films aired on HBO and were released on videocassette throughout 1999 and 2000. They were followed by three films based on The Royal Diaries. Unlike The Royal Diaries films, Dear America has never been released on DVD. They are available for purchase on certain streaming services.

The series began in March 1999 with an adaptation of Patricia C. McKissack's A Picture of Freedom. A Journey to the New World, Dreams in the Golden Country, The Winter of Red Snow, When Will This Cruel War Be Over?, So Far from Home, Standing in the Light, A Line in the Sand, and Color Me Dark were all filmed for the series.

Films

Screenshot No. Title Based on Released
Picture-of-Freedom 1 A Picture of Freedom A Picture of Freedom
by Patricia C. McKissack
March 17, 1999[1]
Dreams-in-the-Golden-Country 2 Dreams in the Golden Country Dreams in the Golden Country
by Kathryn Lasky
April 13, 1999[1]
Journey-to-the-New-World 3 A Journey to the New World A Journey to the New World
by Kathryn Lasky
May 6, 1999[1]
Standing-in-the-Light 4 Standing in the Light Standing in the Light
by Mary Pope Osborne
September 24, 1999[1]
So-Far-from-Home 5 So Far from Home So Far from Home
by Barry Denenberg
October 14, 1999[1]
Winter-of-Red-Snow 6 The Winter of Red Snow The Winter of Red Snow
by Kristiana Gregory
November 15, 1999[1]
Color-Me-Dark 7 Color Me Dark Color Me Dark
by Patricia C. McKissack
February 7, 2000[1]
Line-in-the-Sand 8 A Line in the Sand A Line in the Sand
by Sherry Garland
April 10, 2000[1]
When-Will-This 9 When Will This Cruel War Be Over? When Will This Cruel War Be Over?
by Barry Denenberg
July 5, 2000[1]

Home video release

Seven of the movies, excluding A Line in the Sand and When Will This Cruel War Be Over?, were released on video cassette throughout 1999 and 2000. The series has never been released on DVD, but are available on several video streaming services.

Awards

  • Parents' Choice Awards (2000) - Gold Award[2]

References

See also

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