Shades of Gray
By Carolyn ReederReading Level: Late Elementary School, Middle School
Awards: Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award
Publisher: Aladdin 1999
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Orphaned, angry, and bitter, twelve-year-old Will arrives in the Virginia Piedmont immediately after the Civil War to live with relatives he has never met. Now, Will lives with his uncle who didn't fight in the war that robbed him of his entire family and come to terms with his feelings regarding his uncle's decision to not to fight.