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Author:
Mildred D. Taylor
Reading Level:
Middle School,High School,Adult
Genre:
Fiction
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In the stories Taylor tells the stories of her African American family in the Deep South during and after the Civil War, a time of ugly, painful racism.
Author:
Richard Peck
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
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Peck masterfully describes the female Civil War experience, the subtle and not-too-subtle ways the country was changing, and the split in loyalty that separated towns and even families.
Author:
William L. Withuhn
Reading Level:
High School
Genre:
Non Fiction
An illustrated account of steam railroading.
Author:
Peter Roop
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
Told in graphic novel format, this is the story of Abbie Burgess, whose father was the lighthouse keeper of Matinicus Rock lighthouse. Abbie keeps the lighthouse operating during a fierce storm.
Author:
Shelley Pearsall
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
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A powerful historical novel that is harsh and realistic, not only about the brutal effects of slavery that the runaways carry with them forever but also about the prejudice and hardship they encounter on their journey to freedom.
Author:
Barbara Brenner
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
An African-American family moves to Kansas after the Civil War to create a new life.
Author:
A. Lafaye
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
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Dynamic portrayal of two boys longing for something they no longer have and finding the resources to face the future. This story offers a fresh perspective on the thousands of children who moved west via the Orphan Trains in the late 19th century.
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