Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Civil War Fiction for Teens

More from the "D.O.A. as YA Librarian" Vault! Tsk, need to fill in a couple of annotations. This looks much better in Microsoft Publisher format. Also, the list is a couple of years old and I was bound by the need for us to have a certain number of copies of an item in order to include it on a list.

No Man's Land A Young Soldier's Story by Susan Bartoletti Thrasher Magee joins the Confederate Army to show his father he is not a coward.

Evvy’s Civil War by Miriam Brenaman Just as Evvy turns fourteen and must enter “society” the Civil War begins and changes all of her expectations for the future.

With every drop of blood by James Collier Johnny is captured by black Union soldiers on his way to a mission for the Confederacy in Richmond.

Promises to the dead by Mary Downing Hahn Jesse promises a runaway slave that he will deliver her children to safety.

Soldier’s Heart by Gary Paulsen Fifteen year old Charley Goddard lies about his age to join the Union Army at age 15. His experiences and injuries on the battlefield age him and give him “soldier’s heart”.

Dear Ellen Bee: a Civil War scrapbook of two Union spies by Mary E. Lyons Elizabeth, a white society woman and Liza, the daughter of freed slaves join together to create fictitious "Ellen Bee", a spy during the Civil War.

The River between us by Richard Peck A grandson tells the story of two girls whose Civil War visit changes family history.

The War within by Carol Matas Ulysses Grant issues General Order #11 which demands all Jews leave the territories under his control.

Across five Aprils by April Hunt An Illinois farm boy who sees family and friends take sides in the Civil War must decide where he stands.

The Tamarack tree: a novel of the seige of Vicksburg by Patricia Clapp A British teen is trapped in the seige of Vicksburg.

Second sight by Gary L. Blackwood

Assassin by Anna Myers

Annie, between the states by Laura Elliott

Before the creeks ran red by Carolyn Reeder

Anna Sunday by Sally M. Keehn

Private Captain: a story of Gettysburg by Marty Crisp
A voice from the border by Pamela Smith Hill Set in the very divided state of Missouri during the Civil War, Union soldiers take over a home of a family with Confederate sympathies.

Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

Ann Rinaldi’s Civil War Stories

Amelia’s war Amelia tries to trick a general who threatens to burn down the twon she lives in.

Girl in blue Sixteen year old Sarah joins the Union army to avoid an arranged marriage. She fights as Neddy Compton, and when she is finally discovered, she takes a job as a spy.

Mine eyes have seen A look at the controversial historical figure John Brown through the eyes of his teenage daughter.

Numbering all the bones After the Civil War, a young black girl searches Andersonville Prison for word of her brother.

Sarah’s ground Eighteen year old Sarah becomes caretaker of historic Mount Vernon as the Civil War breaks out. She tries to remain neutral while protecting the house and grounds.

An acquaintence with darkness

In my father’s house

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