Historical Fiction: Slavery/Civil War
Recommended books for children on slavery and the Civil War period.
The story of a boy whose family is split by the Civil War when his brothers enlist on opposite sides.
Edward, the son of a plantation owner, and his black house servant and friend, Simon, witness the siege of Petersburg.
Eleven-year-old Elijah, born free, feels as if he's in over his head when he sets out to recover stolen money.
Tommy must search his conscience to decide whether he should help a Yankee soldier escape and return home.
Eleven-year-old Grace decides to help Abraham Lincoln get elected by advising him to grow a beard.
With their mother dead and their home burned, a thirteen-year-old boy and his little sister set out across Virginia in search of relatives during the final days of the Civil War.
Joshua comes to understand the meaning of war and the fine line between friends and enemies during the Civil War.
When twelve-year-old house slave Miles is caught with an open book, he is sent to the "breaking ground" as punishment.
Orphaned Homer sets out to rescue his brother, who has been sold into service in the Civil War.
Willie, a Civil War drummer boy, proves his heroism during the Seven Days conflict.
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.
A prisoner on a slave ship, Jessie is forced to play music to "dance the slaves," so they will stay strong.