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Civil War 

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Turn Homeward, Hannalee
Patricia Beatty
Twelve-year-old Hannalee Reed, forced to relocate in Indiana along with other Georgia millworkers during the Civil War, leaves her mother with a promise to return home as soon as the war ends.

With Every Drop Of Blood
James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier
While trying to transport food to Richmond, Virginia, during the Civil War, fourteen-year-old Johnny is captured by a black Union soldier.
An Island Far From Home
John Donahue
The Twelve-year old son of a Union army doctor killed during the fighting in Fredericksburg comes to understand the meaning of war and the fine line between friends and enemies when he begins corresponding with a young Confederate prisoner of war.
  My Last Skirt: A Story of Jennie Hodgers, a Union Soldier
Lynday Durrant
Enjoying the freedom afforded her while dressing as a boy in order to earn higher pay after emigrating from Ireland, Jennie Hodgers serves in the 95th Illinois Infantry as private Albert Cashier, a Union soldier in the American Civil War.

 

Sound the Jubilee
Sandra Forrester
A slave and her family find refuge on Roanoke Island, North Carolina during the Civil War.

 

Abner and Me
Dan Gutman
With his ability to travel through time using baseball cards and photographs, thirteen-year-old Joe and his mother go back to 1863 to ask Abner Doubleday whether he invented baseball, but instead find themselves in the middle of the battle of Gettysburg.
  The Heart Calls Home
Joyce Hansen
After the Civil War, former slave Obi Booker tries to make a new life on a South Carolina island while waiting to be joined by his beloved Easter, who is studying in the North.

 

He Will Go Fearless
Laurie Lawlor
With the Civil War ended and Reconstruction begun, fifteen-year-old Billy resolves to make the dangerous and challenging journey west in search of real fortune--his true father.

 

The Journal of James Edmond Pease: A Civil War Union Soldier
Jim Murphy
James Edmond, a sixteen-year-old orphan, keeps a journal of his experiences with those of "G" Company which he joined as a volunteer in the Union Army during the Civil War.

 

Sarny
Gary Paulsen
Continues the adventures of Sarny, the slave girl Nightjohn taught to read, through the aftermath of the Civil War during which time she taught other Blacks and lived a full life until age ninety-four.

 

Soldier's Heart: A Novel of the Civil War
Gary Paulsen

Eager to enlist, fifteen-year-old Charley has a change of heart after experiencing both the physical horrors and mental anguish of Civil War combat.

 

Come Juneteenth
Ann Rinaldi

Fourteen-year-old Luli and her family face tragedy after failing to tell their slaves that President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation made them free.

 

Red Moon At Sharpsburg
Rosemary Wells
As the Civil War breaks out, India, a young Southern girl, summons her sharp intelligence and the courage she didn't know she had to survive the war that threatens to destroy her family, her Virginia home and the other life she has ever known.
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