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Author:
Ellen Levine
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Bilingual:
Yes
Informative children's book about the underground railroad.
Author:
Harold Holzer
Reading Level:
Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A collection of writings beginning with rhymes in the margins of young Abe's arithmetic book and ending with official and unofficial words from the presidential years.
Author:
James Takach
Reading Level:
High School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Accounts of African-American's civil rights struggle from the Civil War to present.
Author:
Paul Fleishman
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
Awards:

Fleishman's depiction of the first Civil War battle relies on individual voices to give a human face to history. The result is at once intimate and sweeping, a heartbreaking and remarkably vivid portrait of the Civil War and war itself.
Author:
Patricia Beatty
Reading Level:
Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
Awards:

Twelve-year-old Charley Quinn loves the excitement and the gang fighting that are part of his life in New York City's Bowery in 1864. When his sister's fiance threatens to send him to an orphanage, Charley runs off with Union army enlistees and is taken on in Virginia as a drummer boy.
Author:
Harriette Robinet
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
Awards:

A fine historical novel that explores the immediate postwar period for African Americans and their white friends and neighbors.
Author:
Jean Fritz
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
The story of the Gettysburg Address, illustrated with watercolors and archival photographs.
Author:
Karen B. Winnick
Reading Level:
Pre-School,Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Awards:

In this true story, young Grace Bedell writes to Abraham Lincoln and asks him to grow a beard so that he can win more votes, become president, and abolish slavery. After following her advice and winning the election, Lincoln stops by to thank Grace on his way to Washington D.C.
Author:
James Haskins
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
True life accounts and photographs of the migration of African Americans North after the Civil War, leading up to the Harlem Renaissance.
Author:
Patricia Polacco
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
An emotional Civil War story about two soldiers who become friends.
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