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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:
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:
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:
Avi Avi
Reading Level:
Middle School,High School
Genre:
Fiction
Awards:

The compelling story of how participation in the American Revolution shapes a young boy.
Author:
A.B. Curtiss
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Explore the story of September 11, 2001 through the windows of St. Paul's Chapel in New York City. St. Paul's Chapel served as a hub for rescue and recovery workers in the days after the attacks.
Author:
Walter Dean Edmonds
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
Awards:

In 1756 New York state was still a British colony and the French and Indians were still a threat to those living there. This story is the tale of a young man's challenges when left home to protect his family.
Author:
Richard Peck
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
Awards:

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.
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