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Old 04-12-2011, 07:39 AM
 
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I am planning book clubs around the theme of the civil war. I need titles of both fiction and narrative non-fiction that I could use. I know about Across Five Aprils but that is about it.
I could also use some ideas for picture books. I already have Pink and Say and Nettie's Trip South.
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The Tamarack Tree by Patricia Clapp

The River Between Us by Richard Peck

Shades of Gray by Carolyn Reeder
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Charley Skedaddle
Gentle Annie
Drummer Boy: Marching to the Civil War

What about a non-fiction about Harriet Tubman? There are so many books that tell her story! I have at least 4 different ones in my classroom library.

Happy Reading!
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I forgot to mention Mr. Lincoln's Drummer!
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Soldier's Heart--all time favorite Civil War novel.


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By the way, great idea!
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Here are some great suggestions...
Old 04-13-2011, 06:50 AM
 
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Kathleen Ernst has written:
Retreat from Gettysburg
The Bravest Girl in Sharpsburg
Ghosts of Vicksburg
The Night Riders of Harper's Ferry

Rodman Philbrick wrote The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg
(Newbury Honor)

Ann Rinaldi has several titles out as well (Amelia's War)

Classic title: Red Badge of Courage (I have it as a graphic novel as well as the regular version)

And don't forget the Dear America books. There are at least three titles there that take place during Civil War.
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We are reading it now and they are loving it. It deals with the Quakers and the underground RR. Also many battles are mentioned along with prisons in the war. It is a great historical fiction read.
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My students really enjoy Freedom Crossing about the Underground Railroad!
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Old 04-17-2011, 07:16 AM
 
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Attached is a list of titles I shared when presenting at the National Council for History Education a couple weeks ago.Civil War Book Titles.doc

My FAVORITE book is Reluctant Witnesses: Children's Voices From the Civil War by Emmy Werner. She tells the story of the Civil War from Ft. Sumter to Appomattox. In between her narration, she inserts diary entries from children who experienced the war. She includes boys and girls on both sides who were at home, boys who served in both armies, as well as slaves. It is an amazing book!!



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Rifles for Watie?
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Window of Time
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Window of Time! Can't think of the author, but my kids love it. I cannot get a class set however. I read it to my kids and they end up having to sign up to check it out to reread it themselves!

In the story a boy opens a trunk to discover old Civil War items. He then goes back to the Civil War days. The best part about using this book is you can check out a civil war trunk at most museums. The kids really get into it.

Several years ago I wrote a historical fiction unit on this book for a special program I was involved in. The lesson is posted online. If you want I will try to find it and post the link here.
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Wow! Thanks
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Thank you soooo much, I found some titles on Amazon but NONE of the ones you all mentioned so I have many more to choose from. I appreciate it very much!
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I'm kind of latish with this list, but absolutely recommend Who Comes With Cannons.

Bull Run is good for the higher readers.

Never read Shades of Grey until after I retired, but I like it too.

My kids had trouble with The River Between Us. It might just be that I didn't approach it right.
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