Historical Fiction: Slavery/Civil War
Recommended books for children on slavery and the Civil War period.
Pompey dreams of going to school, but he is a slave. How will he ever fulfill his dream?
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.
Joshua comes to understand the meaning of war and the fine line between friends and enemies during the Civil War.
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.