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1 Civil War Historical Fiction Mission Valley Library Media Center Mission Valley Library Media Center For Mr. Jones For Mr. Jones Fall, 2010 Fall, 2010

2 Thirteen-year-old Tom Carroll takes his place as head of the family after his father dies fighting for the Union; but his job at the local ironworks, where he helps build an iron ship for the Union army, and his loyalty come into question when he is approached by Confederate spies to sell secrets about the ship to the South.

3 Because he had been unable to fight off the gator which injured his father, fourteen- year-old Thrasher joins the Confederate Army hoping to prove his manhood.

4 In the early years of the Civil War, teenage Kansas farm boy Lije Tulley becomes a Jayhawker, an abolitionist raider freeing slaves from the neighboring state of Missouri, and then goes undercover there as a spy.

5 In Washington, D.C., during the last days of the Civil War, a teenage boy who performs in a mind reading act befriends a clairvoyant girl whose frightening visions foreshadow an assassination plot.

6 In Virginia in 1860, on the verge of the Civil War, fourteen-year- old Evvy chafes at the restrictions that her society places on both women and slaves.

7 The diary of a fictional fourteen- year-old girl living in Virginia, in which she describes the hardships endured by her family and friends during one year of the Civil War.

8 Enjoying the freedom afforded her while dressing as a boy in order to earn higher pay after emigrating from Ireland, Jennie Hodgers serves in the 95th Illinois Infantry as Private Albert Cashier, a Union soldier in the American Civil War.

9 Story of a young Union soldier under fire for the first time during the Civil War.

10 Orphaned when their father dies fighting for the Union and mother expires from exhaustion, and also estranged from their Confederate neighbors, fifteen-year-old Hannah and her siblings struggle to find a way to survive during the Civil War in Tennessee. In 1863, during the tense week after the Battle of Gettysburg, a Maryland boy faces difficult choices as he is forced to care for a wounded Confederate officer while trying to decide if he himself should leave his family to fight for the Union.

11 With his ability to travel through time using baseball cards and photographs, thirteen-year-old Joe and his mother go back to 1863 to ask Abner Doubleday whether he invented baseball, but instead find themselves in the middle of the Battle of Gettysburg.

12 Young Jethro Creighton grows from a boy to a man when he is left to take care of the family farm in Illinois during the difficult years of the Civil War.

13 Fourteen-year-old Johnny Ables, pressed into service in the Confederate Army, is forced to participate in a major battle and ends up in an Indiana prison camp.

14 Sixteen-year-old Jefferson Davis Bussey cannot wait to join the Army and defend the Union against the dreaded Colonel Watie, but when he is assigned to infiltrate the enemy camp as a spy, he discovers the rebels are boys and men just like him, and he must then decide whether to betray his enemies or join them. The struggles and hardships faced by Jeff Bussey on his 300-mile escape route during the Civil War.

15 Living in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia during the time of the Civil War, fifteen-year-old Mattie proves to be a woman of courage even as conflicts rage around her.

16 Frank Russell, known as Shanks, wishes he could have gone with his father and brother to fight for Mississippi and the Confederacy, but his experiences with the war and his changing relationship with the family slave, Buck, change his thinking.

17 After the Civil War sweeps away the genteel life to which she has been accustomed, Scarlett O'Hara sets about to salvage her plantation home.

18 In alternating passages, a young White House seamstress named Bella and the actor John Wilkes Booth describe the events that lead to the latter's assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

19 After being taken in by Captain Taylor and his wife in Kansas, twelve-year-old Mike Kelly and his friend Todd Blakely join the Union army as musicians and see the horrors of war firsthand in Missouri. Keeping Secrets In 1863, Peg Kelly is drawn into the dangerous activities of a mysterious young woman who had come to her home in Missouri after fleeing the raid of William Quantrill and his raiders on Lawrence, Kansas.

20 Eager to enlist, fifteen-year-old Charley has a change of heart after experiencing both the physical horrors and mental anguish of Civil War combat.

21 During the early days of the Civil War, the Pruitt family takes in two mysterious young ladies who have fled New Orleans to come north to Illinois.

22 Fourteen-year-old Luli and her family face tragedy after failing to tell their slaves that President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation made them free. Thirteen-year-old Eulinda, a house slave on a Georgia plantation in 1864, turns to Clara Barton, the eventual founder of the American Red Cross, for help in finding her brother Neddy who ran away to join the Northern war effort and is rumored to be at Andersonville Prison.

23 A biography of Anna Blair Etheridge, a nurse during the Civil War, from childhood through her four years of service with the army of the Potomac.

24 Presents the controversial novel, published in 1852, in which author Harriet Beecher Stowe offers an indictment of the pre-Civil War South through the story of Uncle Tom, an elderly slave who maintains his human dignity in the face of cruelty, suffering, and death.

25 Even though the odds are against her and the Civil War has ruined her home and given her a view of the darker side of humanity, thirteen- year-old India Moody continues to aspire to become a scientist and attend Oberlin College.

26 Fifteen-year-old cousins, Nate from South Carolina, and Walt from Canada, go their separate ways after the Battle of Shiloh, only to be reunited, along with Sunday, a runaway slave from Nate's plantation, at the Confederacy's notorious Libby Prison.

27 Red Cap Red Cap A young Yankee drummer boy displays great courage when he's captured and sent to Andersonville Prison.

28 Book Annotations taken from Follett Titlewave And Bound To Stay Bound Books, inc.

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