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Come Run with Me

by Kathleen Olson

Polly was used to people coming and going at her house at all times of the night because her family ran an Underground Railroad station. Strangely, tonight there was more noise than usual, and Mother said noise...


An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

by Ambrose Bierce

First published in 1800, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" is a short story by the American writer and Civil War veteran Ambrose Bierce described as "one of the most famous and frequently anthologized stories...


Thunder Run (Dactyl Hill Squad #3)

by Daniel José Older

Magdalys's connection with the dinosaurs has led the US Army to some important victories, but the Civil War's not over yet and the squad members find themselves fighting deep in the Louisiana bayou. Then General...


Freedom Fire (Dactyl Hill Squad #2)

by Daniel José Older

Magdalys and the squad are flying south on pteroback. South to rescue her older brother. South to war.

The squad links up with the dino-mounted troops of the Louisiana Native Guard, an all-black regiment in the...


Dactyl Hill Squad (Dactyl Hill Squad #1)

by Daniel José Older

It's 1863 and dinosaurs roam the streets of New York as the Civil War rages between raptor-mounted armies down South. Magdalys Roca and her friends from the Colored Orphan Asylum are on a field trip when the...


My Name is Not Friday

by Jon Walter

Well-mannered Samuel and his mischievous younger brother Joshua are free black boys living in an orphanage during the end of the Civil War. Samuel takes the blame for Joshua's latest prank, and the consequence...


Unbound: A Novel in Verse

by Ann E. Burg

The day Grace is called from the slave cabins to work in the Big House, Mama makes her promise to keep her eyes down. Uncle Jim warns her to keep her thoughts tucked private in her mind or they could bring a...


Lincoln's Spymaster: Allan Pinkerton, America's First Private Eye

by Samantha Seiple

"From Samantha Seiple, the award winning author of Ghosts in the Fog, comes the first book for young adults to tell the story of Allan Pinkerton, America's first private eye. Lincoln's Spymaster tells the dangerous...


I Survived Collection #2

by Lauren Tarshis

Four thrilling books in the bestselling I SURVIVED series! Includes I SURVIVED THE SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE, 1906; I SURVIVED THE ATTACKS OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2001; I SURVIVED THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG, 1863; and...


Rebel Spirits

by Lois Ruby

Haunted by history. Bound by mystery. Lori Chase doesn't know what to think about ghosts. She may have seen a few in the past, but those were just childish imaginings . . . right? Only now that she is living...


The Mostly True Adventures Of Homer P. Figg (Scholastic Gold)

by Rodman Philbrick

In this emotive, Newbery Honor-winning page-turner, 12 year-old orphan Homer runs away from Pine Swamp, Maine, to find his older brother, Harold, who has been sold into the Union Army. With laugh-aloud humor,...


The Red Badge of Courage

by Stephen Crane

"The Red Badge of Courage" is Stephen Crane’s second book and masterpiece, notable for its realism and the fact that Crane had never personally experienced battle. 

The manuscript was first serialised in December...


The Gospel Truth

by Caroline Pignat

Award-winning author Caroline Pignat's new historical novel recreates the world of a Virginia tobacco plantation in 1858. Through the different points of view of slaves, their masters and a visiting bird-watcher...


The Red Badge of Courage

by Stephen Crane

First published in 1895, this small masterpiece set the pattern for the treatment of war in modern fiction. The novel is told through the eyes of Henry Fleming, a young soldier caught up in an unnamed Civil...


The Freedom Thief

by Mikki Sadil

Shortly before the Civil War exploded in the South, thirteen year-old Ben McKenna is fighting his own war against slavery, on the hemp plantation in Kentucky where he lives. His best friend, a crippled slave...