Historical Fiction: Slavery/Civil War
Recommended books for children on slavery and the Civil War period.
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.
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.
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.
When Northerner Thaddeus Lowe lands his huge balloon in South Carolina, ten-year-old Ridley joins with him to help the North.
Orphaned Homer sets out to rescue his brother, who has been sold into service in the Civil War.