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The Mirk and Midnight Hour

By: Jane Nickerson

A Gothic thriller and captivating love story set in Civil War Mississippi   Seventeen-year-old Violet Dancey has been left at home in Mississippi with a laudanum-addicted stepmother and love-crazed...

North by Night

By: Katherine Ayres

It's 1851 and Lucy Spencer's family is keeping a secret. Their Ohio home is a station on the Underground Railroad, the network of people and places that helps fugitive slaves escape to freedom in Canada....

Horse Diaries #9: Tennessee Rose

By: Jane Kendall
illustrated by: 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,...


The Storm Before Atlanta

By: Karen Schwabach

A perfect Common Core tie-in, Storm Before Atlanta includes backmatter with historical notes on slavery and underage soldiers in the Civil War, as well as a list of selected sources.At a time when most...

Magic Tree House #21: Civil War on Sunday

By: Mary Pope Osborne
illustrated by: 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...

The Yankee at the Seder

By: Elka Weber

The war is over, and everyone is saying the South lost. Ten-year-old Jacob would give anything to show those Yankees that not all Confederates are ready to surrender.He gets his chance when he sees a real,...


How I Found the Strong

By: Margaret McMullan

In 1861 Frank “Shanks” Russell wishes he was old enough to fight for the South alongside his pa and big brother. But Frank is too young, skinny, and weak, and is left behind with his mother...

Trouble Don't Last

By: Shelley Pearsall

Eleven-year-old Samuel was born as Master Hackler’s slave, and working the Kentucky farm is the only life he’s ever known—until one dark night in 1859, that is. With no warning,...

Stealing Freedom

By: Elisa Carbone

Inspired by a true story, the riveting novel of a young slave girl's harrowing escape to freedom on the Underground Railroad.The moment Ann Maria Weems was born, her freedom was stolen from her. Like her...


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Nightjohn

By: Gary Paulsen

NOTE TO TEACHERS
A message from the Author
The way I came into writing Nightjohn, I came in the back door. I worked for several years on research on a book on Sally Hemings, who was a slave girl...

The American Story: 100 True Tales from American History

By: Jennifer Armstrong
illustrated by: Roger Roth

American history comes alive in these 100 true stories that define our country.
 
This magnificent treasury tells the story of America through 100 true tales. Some are tales of triumph—the...

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