Historical Fiction: Slavery/Civil War

Recommended books for children on slavery and the Civil War period.

A School for Pompey Walker
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rosen, Michael J.; Robinson, Aminah B. (Illustrator); Robinson, Brenda Lynn (Illustrator); Robinson, Aminah Brenda Lynn (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Rosen
Description:

Pompey dreams of going to school, but he is a slave. How will he ever fulfill his dream?

Across Five Aprils
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hunt, Irene
Call Number:
JF/YP F Hunt
Description:

The story of a boy whose family is split by the Civil War when his brothers enlist on opposite sides.

Across the Lines
Artist/Author/Cast:
Reeder, Carolyn
Call Number:
JF Reeder
Description:

Edward, the son of a plantation owner, and his black house servant and friend, Simon, witness the siege of Petersburg.

An Island Far from Home
Artist/Author/Cast:
Donahue, John
Call Number:
JF Donahue
Description:

Joshua comes to understand the meaning of war and the fine line between friends and enemies during the Civil War.

Anna Sunday
Artist/Author/Cast:
Keehn, Sally M.
Call Number:
JF Keehn
Description:

On a dangerous journey from Pennsylvania to Virginia, Anna disguises herself as a boy to save her wounded father.

Breaking Free
Artist/Author/Cast:
Gaeddert, LouAnn Bigge; Gaeddert, LouAnn
Call Number:
JF Gaeddert
Description:

Richard is sent to live on a farm where he teaches a young slave to read and encourages her to dream of freedom.

Elijah of Buxton
Artist/Author/Cast:
Curtis, Christopher Paul
Call Number:
JF Curtis
Description:

Eleven-year-old Elijah, born free, feels as if he's in over his head when he sets out to recover stolen money.

Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule
Artist/Author/Cast:
Robinet, Harriette Gillem; Nickens, Bessie (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Robinet
Description:

Pascal joins other former slaves in a search for a farm and the freedom it promises.

Grace`s Letter to Lincoln
Artist/Author/Cast:
Roop, Peter; Roop, Connie; Schuett, Stacey (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Roop
Description:

Eleven-year-old Grace decides to help Abraham Lincoln get elected by advising him to grow a beard.

Hear the Wind Blow
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hahn, Mary Downing
Call Number:
JF Hahn
Description:

With their mother dead, a thirteen-year-old boy and his sister set out across Virginia in search of relatives.

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