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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:
Valerie Tripp
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Young Molly experiences the effects of World War II as her family grows a victory garden, and both parents join the war effort. (Part of the American Girl Collection)
Author:
Valerie Tripp
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Molly McIntire is a young girl growing up in America during World War II. When her class starts a contest to support the war effort, Molly learns important life lessons (Part of the American Girls Collection).
Author:
Valerie Tripp
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Molly's family has to find a way to make the holiday special even though her father is away during World War II. (Part of the American Girl Collection)
Author:
James Collier
Reading Level:
Middle School,High School
Genre:
Fiction
This book describes the fictional adventures of the Meeker family of Redding, Connecticut, though much of the context of the story -- including setting, characters and situations -- is true. The action takes place between April 1775 and February 1779.
Author:
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Longfellow's stirring tale of Paul Revere's ride and the first battle cry for American independence. Illustrations by acclaimed artist Charles Santore.
Author:
Stephen Krensky
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
In 1814, when their father leaves them in charge of the Scituate lighthouse outside of Boston, two teenaged sisters devise a clever way to avert an attack by a British warship patrolling the Massachusetts coast.
Author:
Mary Downing Hahn
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
Awards:

In a small southern town in 1944, two girls secretly help a seriously ill army deserter, a decision that changes their perceptions of right and wrong. Issues of moral ambiguity and accepting consequences for actions are thoughtfully considered in this deftly crafted story.
Author:
Janet Taylor Lisle
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
Awards:

A wrenching WWII novel traces the relationship between two 13-year-old American boys and a German-born Expressionist painter reputed to be a spy. The intimate first-person narrative brings universal themes of prejudice and loss to a personal level.
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