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"The Journey to a New Land: The Diary of Hattie Simalina Potch" is a prize-winning short story by Sara Doran. It won first prize in the Dear America Writing Contest. The story was later published in a book with the other winning entries

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  • Hattie Simalina Potch

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Sara Doran was eleven-years-old at the time of winning first prize in the Dear America Writing Contest. At the time, she was in the fifth grade and living in Hillsboro, Oregon. Doran chose to write about the Mayflower since she was studying the topic in school at the time. She credited her writing to her family and her supportive teacher, Ms. Forsstrom.[1][2]

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