Jackie Fisher (author)
7.5.18 (release date)
Accused of witchcraft, a colonial girl records in a diary, the struggle to clear her name; 240 years later, a girl harassed by Internet bullies, accepts the diary as a gift. Will reading about her ancestor’’s crisis help Allie confront her bullies? Courage Found reveals how two girls from different centuries fight against intimidation and unjust accusations.
Allie still grieves for her mom who died three years ago and for her only friend who moved before seventh grade began. Miserable posts cram her cell. They grow more painful to read every day. When Allie finally accepts help from new friends, it leads to even crueler messages and seeming betrayal.
Mary’s diary is based on the true story of a woman investigated for witchcraft in Salem, NY in 1777, when the Revolutionary War was being fought near her home. As Allie escapes into Mary’s world she discovers the trust and love this family holds for one another. She sees how they find courage in standing together. Can Allie trust her family? Where will she find her courage?