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A Soldier's Secret: The Incredible True Story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War Hero

by Marissa Moss

Historical fiction at its best, this novel by bestselling author Marissa Moss tells the story of Sarah Emma Edmonds, who masqueraded as a man named Frank Thompson during the Civil War. Among her many adventures,...


Magic Tree House #21: Civil War on Sunday

Magic Tree House #21

by Mary Pope Osborne & Sal Murdocca

Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House!

Cannon fire!

That's what Jack and Annie hear when the Magic Tree House whisks them back...


Horse Diaries #9: Tennessee Rose

by Jane Kendall & Astrid Sheckels

Alabama, 1856. Tennessee Rose is a dark bay Tennessee Walking Horse with a rose-shaped marking on her forehead. She loves dashing around the plantation in the running walk that her breed is famous for, then...


Rifles for Watie

by Harold Keith

Jeff Bussey walked briskly up the rutted wagon road toward Fort Leavenworth on his way to join the Union volunteers. It was 1861 in Linn County, Kansas, and Jeff was elated at the prospect of fighting for the...


Harriet Tubman

by Kathleen Kudlinski & Robert Brown

One of the most popular series ever published for young Americans, these classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians. With these lively, inspiring, fictionalized biographies -- easily...


The Girls of Gettysburg

by Bobbi Miller

This gripping historical novel of the Civil War is told from the viewpoints of three girls: thirteen-year-old Annie Gordon, who disguised as a boy, joins the Portsmouth Rifles of the 9th Virginia Infantry as...


Follow the Drinking Gourd

by Jeanette Winter

Illus. in full color. "Winter's story begins with a peg-leg sailor who aids slaves on their escape on the Underground Railroad. While working for plantation owners, Peg Leg Joe teaches the slaves a song about...


Secrets of the Stone

by Karlajean Jirik Becvar

Having traveled back in time and having survived the Great Hinckley Fire, Addie Ever's desire for adventure should be more than satisfied. However, after reading an historical account at the library that reveals...


Stella Stands Alone

by A. LaFaye

Stella Reid is fighting to save the home she loves. After her father is killed and her mother succumbs to yellow fever, it's up to Stella to run Oak Grove, her family's plantation. Unlike most Southerners, Stella...


Billy Boy: The Sunday Soldier of the 17th Maine

by Jean Mary Flahive

When 20-year-old Billy Laird of Berwick excitedly enlists in the Union Army with his hometown pals, he has no idea of what lies ahead for him. Mentally challenged, he is ill prepared for the training and fighting,...


Brotherhood

by Anne Westrick

The year is 1867, the South has been defeated, and the American Civil War is over. But the conflict goes on. Yankees now patrol the streets of Richmond, Virginia, and its citizens, both black and white, are...


Silent Thunder: A Civil War Story

by Andrea Pinkney

Each of us has a “silent thunder” – a quiet desire that rumbles from deep-down. For eleven-year-old Summer and her older brother Rosco, their secret dreams seem far out of reach. Both are slaves on a Virginia...


Escape by Night

by Laurie Myers & Amy June Bates

Ten-year-old Tommy and his sister Annie are intrigued by the new soldiers arriving in their Georgia town. Since the Civil War started, wounded men waiting to be treated at the local church-turned-hospital have...


On the Day I Died: Stories from the Grave

by Candace Fleming

"Positively tailor-made for reading—or reading aloud—by flashlight," declares Kirkus Reviews in a starred review.

The phenomenally versatile, award-winning author, Candace Fleming, gives teen and older tween...


Freedom Stone

by Jeffrey Kluger

Lillie's papa believed in freedom-for him, his family, and all the slaves on the Greenfog plantation. So when the Confederate Army promised freedom to the family of every slave who served in the Civil War-whether...


The Other Side of Dark

by Sarah Smith

Katie Mullens is known as the weird kid. Dead dad. Dead mom. Loner. Maybe crazy. Always drawing in her sketch pad, and she talks to herself—or at least that’s what it looks like. But Katie is talking to...


Horrors of History: Ocean of Fire: The Burning of Columbia, 1865

by T. Neill Anderson

Based on the actual fire that swept through Columbia, South Carolina, after the city surrendered to General Sherman’s Union troops, Ocean of Fire details life in the South at the end of the American Civil...


Unsolved Mysteries : Escape Through Gettysburg

by Filip Storch

On the borders of the Civil War; thirteen-year old Salina Sice watches her father be taken away to fight in the Confederate army. She worry's for her mother, and she is heartbroken when she has to bid farewell...


Morning in Nicodemus

by Ellen Gray Massey

In 1879 three siblings -- Virgil, Marcus, and Liberty Lander -- are homesteading 160 acres in Nicodemus, an all Black community in northwestern Kansas. Not prairie fires, cyclones, droughts, winter blizzards,...


Last in a Long Line of Rebels

by Lisa Lewis Tyre

Debut novelist Lisa Lewis Tyre vibrantly brings a small town and its outspoken characters to life, as she explores race and other community issues from both the Civil War and the present day.

 

Lou might be only...