Tag Archives: American Civil War

Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt (1964)

Across Five Aprils follows the Creighton family starting in April 1861, just as the American Civil War begins.  Over the next 4 years, young Jethro Creighton watches as  family members struggle how to serve or whether to serve at all.  … Continue reading

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6 Civil War Novels by Ann Rinaldi (1988 – 2007)

Ann Rinaldi has written dozens of historical novels and she was my secret weapon as a homeschool mom.  No matter what American historical time period we were studying, Ms. Rinaldi had an excellent book for my middle grade and high … Continue reading

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Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell (1936)

Gone with the Wind wasn’t an international best seller for nothing! When I was a junior in high school my friend Jill mentioned she’d just read Gone with the Wind in THREE DAYS.  This wasn’t for a school assignment or … Continue reading

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Turn Homeward, Hannalee by Patricia Beatty (1984)

Turn Homeward, Hannalee is based on a true event from the American Civil War. Hannalee is 12 years old and helping support her younger brother and pregnant, widowed mother by working in a fabric mill in Georgia.  Suddenly Yankee soldiers … Continue reading

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