Historical Fiction: Slavery/Civil War
Recommended books for children on slavery and the Civil War period.
The story of a boy whose family is split by the Civil War when his brothers enlist on opposite sides.
Edward, the son of a plantation owner, and his black house servant and friend, Simon, witness the siege of Petersburg.
On a dangerous journey from Pennsylvania to Virginia, Anna disguises herself as a boy to save her wounded father.
Richard is sent to live on a farm where he teaches a young slave to read and encourages her to dream of freedom.
Eleven-year-old Elijah, born free, feels as if he's in over his head when he sets out to recover stolen money.
Pascal joins other former slaves in a search for a farm and the freedom it promises.
Eleven-year-old Grace decides to help Abraham Lincoln get elected by advising him to grow a beard.
With their mother dead, a thirteen-year-old boy and his sister set out across Virginia in search of relatives.
Joshua comes to understand the meaning of war and the fine line between friends and enemies during the Civil War.
Jip's past is a mystery to him, but when a stranger comes to town, he wonders about the truth.
While a slave hides in an attic watching her child grow, she writes letters and journal entries describing her experience.
When twelve-year-old house slave Miles is caught with an open book, he is sent to the "breaking ground" as punishment.
Orphaned Homer sets out to rescue his brother, who has been sold into service in the Civil War.
Willie, a Civil War drummer boy, proves his heroism during the Seven Days conflict.
A Kansas farm boy becomes a spy in the South, fighting with a Cherokee Indian regiment for a year.
Pompey dreams of going to school, but he is a slave. How will he ever fulfill his dream?
A young slave tries to hide the horrors of slavery from his younger cousin, the light-skinned daughter of the plantation owner.
A brother and sister, slaves on a Virginia plantation, describe how their lives are affected by the Civil War.
A prisoner on a slave ship, Jessie is forced to play music to "dance the slaves," so they will stay strong.