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Suggested Suggested Readings on Readings on the Civil Warthe Civil War

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Abe Lincoln’s HatAbe Lincoln’s Hat By Martha BrennerBy Martha Brenner

Abe Lincoln didn’t have Abe Lincoln didn’t have much money, but much money, but wanted to look his best wanted to look his best when he became a when he became a lawyer. He bought a lawyer. He bought a long black coat and a long black coat and a tall black hat. The tall tall black hat. The tall black hat later became black hat later became a place to keep all of his a place to keep all of his important papers. This important papers. This book follows Abe’s life book follows Abe’s life as a young lawyer to his as a young lawyer to his presidential years. He presidential years. He never changed his never changed his ways. He always kept ways. He always kept important papers in his important papers in his hat.hat.

Recommended for Recommended for gradesgrades K – 1K – 1

Picture Book/Historical Picture Book/Historical FictionFiction

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Picture BookPicture Book

A Picture Book of A Picture Book of Abraham Abraham Lincoln Lincoln

By David A. AdlerBy David A. Adler

““People called him People called him ‘Honest Abe,’ ‘Father ‘Honest Abe,’ ‘Father Abraham,’ and ‘Savior Abraham,’ and ‘Savior of the Union.’” This of the Union.’” This book begins with book begins with Abraham Lincoln’s Abraham Lincoln’s birth in Kentucky and birth in Kentucky and ends with his ends with his assassination. assassination. Return to Civil War Main Page

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Recommended for Recommended for gradesgradesK – 1K – 1

Contemporary Realistic Contemporary Realistic FictionFiction

A. Lincoln and MeA. Lincoln and Me By Louise BordenBy Louise Borden and Ted Lewinand Ted Lewin

A young, skinny boy A young, skinny boy learns that Abraham learns that Abraham Lincoln was very much Lincoln was very much the same as he during the same as he during his young years. He his young years. He also learns, as he also learns, as he studies Lincoln, that studies Lincoln, that Lincoln had a great Lincoln had a great ability to keep a nation ability to keep a nation together. The book is together. The book is wonderful for wonderful for introducing young introducing young children to this great children to this great president.president.

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Follow the Drinking Follow the Drinking GourdGourd By Jeanette WinterBy Jeanette Winter

This story is about the This story is about the legendary one-legged legendary one-legged railroad conductor, Peg railroad conductor, Peg Leg Joe. He befriended the Leg Joe. He befriended the slaves and taught them a slaves and taught them a folk song named, “Follow folk song named, “Follow the Drinking Gourd.” the Drinking Gourd.” Within the lyrics were Within the lyrics were hidden directions to the hidden directions to the Underground Railroad. The Underground Railroad. The Drinking Gourd referred to Drinking Gourd referred to the Big Dipper the Big Dipper constellation. The slaves constellation. The slaves were led to safe places in were led to safe places in the north by following the the north by following the hidden directions and the hidden directions and the stars.stars.

Recommended for Recommended for gradesgrades2 – 32 – 3

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Recommended for Recommended for gradesgrades2 – 32 – 3

InformationalInformational

Mr. Lincoln’s WhiskersMr. Lincoln’s Whiskers By Karen B. WinnickBy Karen B. Winnick

An amusing true story An amusing true story about how Abraham about how Abraham Lincoln decided to grow Lincoln decided to grow his beard. An eleven year his beard. An eleven year old girl named Grace old girl named Grace Bedell had seen a Bedell had seen a photograph of Lincoln and photograph of Lincoln and felt that his face looked felt that his face looked thin. She wrote a letter to thin. She wrote a letter to him suggesting that if he him suggesting that if he grew a beard he might grew a beard he might receive more votes, receive more votes, especially from the especially from the women. During a whistle women. During a whistle stop visit to Grace’s stop visit to Grace’s hometown, Abraham hometown, Abraham Lincoln stopped to see Lincoln stopped to see what Grace thought about what Grace thought about the beard he decided to the beard he decided to grow.grow.

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Recommended for Recommended for grades 2 – 3 grades 2 – 3

BiographyBiography

When Abraham Talked to When Abraham Talked to the the Trees Trees

By Elizabeth Van SteenwykBy Elizabeth Van Steenwyk

A wonderfully illustrated A wonderfully illustrated book about how Abraham book about how Abraham Lincoln would practice Lincoln would practice giving speeches. Lincoln giving speeches. Lincoln would speak to anyone would speak to anyone who would take the time to who would take the time to listen to him. If no one listen to him. If no one was available to listen, he was available to listen, he would practice his would practice his speeches on the trees in speeches on the trees in the woods. This was how the woods. This was how Abraham Lincoln became Abraham Lincoln became one of our greatest one of our greatest speakers in history.speakers in history.

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Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln Lawyer, Leader, Lawyer, Leader, LegendLegend By Justine and Ron By Justine and Ron FontesFontes

This book takes the This book takes the reader from Abraham reader from Abraham Lincoln’s humble Lincoln’s humble beginning in a log beginning in a log cabin in Kentucky to cabin in Kentucky to his death. Lincoln held his death. Lincoln held many important many important positions throughout positions throughout his life and always his life and always worked for the good of worked for the good of all people.all people. 

Recommended for Recommended for gradesgrades2 – 32 – 3

InformationalInformationalReturn to Civil War Main Page

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The Gettysburg The Gettysburg AddressAddress By Abraham LincolnBy Abraham Lincoln (Foreword by Garry (Foreword by Garry Wills)Wills)

Michael McCurdy Michael McCurdy excellently illustrates excellently illustrates Abraham Lincoln’s Abraham Lincoln’s riveting Gettysburg riveting Gettysburg Address. Address.

Recommended for Recommended for gradesgrades4 – 54 – 5

Picture BookPicture Book

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In Their Own WordsIn Their Own Words Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln By George SullivanBy George Sullivan

George Sullivan George Sullivan travels through the life travels through the life of Abraham Lincoln as of Abraham Lincoln as he develops from a he develops from a young man to the young man to the greatest United States greatest United States president. Sullivan president. Sullivan writes about the writes about the hardships and hardships and experiences President experiences President Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln endured.endured.

Recommended for Recommended for gradesgrades4 – 54 – 5

BiographyBiography

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Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday, Addy!Addy! By Connie PorterBy Connie Porter

It is the first Spring that It is the first Spring that Addy and her parents Addy and her parents have spent in have spent in Philadelphia since Philadelphia since moving into the moving into the boarding house. Like boarding house. Like many people who grew many people who grew up in slavery, Addy does up in slavery, Addy does not know when she was not know when she was born. Addy meets a born. Addy meets a new friend, M’dear, who new friend, M’dear, who encourages her to claim encourages her to claim a day for her birthday. a day for her birthday. M’dear also helps Addy M’dear also helps Addy overcome anger and overcome anger and fear as she faces fear as she faces prejudice and danger. prejudice and danger.

Recommended for Recommended for grades grades

4 – 54 – 5Historical FictionHistorical Fiction

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Thunder at Thunder at GettysburgGettysburg By Patrica Lee By Patrica Lee GauchGauch

In the summer of In the summer of 1863, Tillie Pierce was 1863, Tillie Pierce was sent from her sent from her hometown of hometown of Gettysburg, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to live Pennsylvania to live on a neighbor’s farm on a neighbor’s farm for safety. The Civil for safety. The Civil War was just War was just beginning and Tillie beginning and Tillie wanted the Union wanted the Union soldiers of the north soldiers of the north to win. But even the to win. But even the farm did not offer her farm did not offer her the protection she the protection she needed and she found needed and she found herself right in the herself right in the middle of the battle. middle of the battle.

Recommended for Recommended for gradesgrades4 – 54 – 5

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Ghost SoldierGhost Soldier By Elaine Marie By Elaine Marie AlphinAlphin

The ghost of a young The ghost of a young soldier from the Civil soldier from the Civil War haunts a troubled War haunts a troubled teen in this story. As an teen in this story. As an unusual friendship unusual friendship develops between the develops between the two, Alexander is drawn two, Alexander is drawn into a new reality where into a new reality where he comes face to face he comes face to face with the haunting past with the haunting past of his soldier friend. of his soldier friend.

Recommended for Recommended for gradesgrades 6 – 76 – 7

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InformationalInformational

The Long Road to The Long Road to GettysburgGettysburg By Jim MurphyBy Jim Murphy

This book recounts the This book recounts the hardships and anxieties hardships and anxieties of the battle. The book of the battle. The book conveys first hand conveys first hand accounts of the battle by accounts of the battle by Confederate soldier Lt. Confederate soldier Lt. John Dooley and Union John Dooley and Union soldier Thomas Galway, soldier Thomas Galway, to recount the trials of to recount the trials of preparing for battle, the preparing for battle, the rigorous days of fighting, rigorous days of fighting, and the heartache of and the heartache of treating the injured and treating the injured and burying the dead.burying the dead.

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Recommended for Recommended for gradesgrades 6 – 76 – 7

BiographyBiography

Stealing FreedomStealing Freedom By Elisa By Elisa CarboneCarbone

So many slaves were So many slaves were stripped of their stripped of their families and their families and their freedom. This true freedom. This true story explains the life story explains the life of Ann Marie Weems. of Ann Marie Weems. Stripped of her family Stripped of her family when she was twelve when she was twelve years old, Weems, if years old, Weems, if willing to give up the willing to give up the life she has, has the life she has, has the chance to meet her chance to meet her family again by family again by traveling the traveling the Underground Railroad. Underground Railroad.

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Recommended for Recommended for grades 6 – 7grades 6 – 7

BiographyBiography

Bright Freedom’s Bright Freedom’s SongSong By Gloria HoustenBy Gloria Housten

This is a very This is a very passionate and passionate and compelling book that compelling book that discusses the true discusses the true heroism of a girl and heroism of a girl and her family and how her family and how they provide a safe they provide a safe house for slaves and house for slaves and the Underground the Underground Railroad.Railroad.

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Recommended for Recommended for gradesgrades 6 – 76 – 7

InformationalInformational

Unconditional Unconditional Surrender: Surrender: U.S. Grant and the Civil U.S. Grant and the Civil War War By Albert MarrinBy Albert Marrin

As we all know, U.S. As we all know, U.S. Grant was one of the Grant was one of the most influential most influential generals during the Civil generals during the Civil War for the Union. War for the Union. Marrin recounts Grant’s Marrin recounts Grant’s life and his race in the life and his race in the Civil War.Civil War.

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Over JordanOver Jordan By Norma By Norma JohnstonJohnston

During the times During the times leading to the Civil leading to the Civil War, so many slaves War, so many slaves helped one another helped one another to safety. to safety. Over Over JordanJordan is a gripping is a gripping story about a story about a fourteen-year old fourteen-year old who helps her who helps her servant and his servant and his fiancé escape to fiancé escape to freedom. They were freedom. They were aided by Harriet aided by Harriet Beecher Stowe.Beecher Stowe.

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6 – 76 – 7Historical FictionHistorical Fiction

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North Star to FreedomNorth Star to Freedom By Gena K. GorrellBy Gena K. Gorrell

A history of the A history of the Underground Underground Railroad, from the origins Railroad, from the origins of slavery to the period of slavery to the period beyond the Civil War. beyond the Civil War. The book takes the The book takes the reader on a journey from reader on a journey from the over-crowded slave the over-crowded slave ships from Africa, to the ships from Africa, to the risky railroad routes to risky railroad routes to freedom, and finally to freedom, and finally to freedom in the north. freedom in the north. Each step the slaves took Each step the slaves took presented challenges and presented challenges and fears to overcome if fears to overcome if freedom was to be theirs.freedom was to be theirs.

Recommended for Recommended for gradesgrades7 – 87 – 8

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The Boys’ WarThe Boys’ War By Jim MurphyBy Jim Murphy

Young children, some of Young children, some of them only twelve years them only twelve years old, were fighting old, were fighting against grown men in against grown men in the Civil War. They did the Civil War. They did it for many different it for many different reasons. Some were reasons. Some were protecting their protecting their families, some just families, some just wanted to escape their wanted to escape their homes, and others were homes, and others were fighting against slavery. fighting against slavery. This book is based on This book is based on the true stories and the true stories and diaries of how the boys diaries of how the boys lived and survived the lived and survived the Civil War.Civil War.

Recommended for Recommended for gradesgrades7 – 87 – 8

InformationalInformational

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Behind the Blue and Behind the Blue and Gray: The Soldier’s Gray: The Soldier’s Life in the Civil WarLife in the Civil War By Delia RayBy Delia Ray

This book explores the This book explores the lives of the Union and lives of the Union and Confederate soldiers. Confederate soldiers. Comparisons are Comparisons are made between their made between their uniforms, strategies, uniforms, strategies, drafts, and survival drafts, and survival techniques.techniques.

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7 – 87 – 8InformationalInformational

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Undying GloryUndying Glory By Clinton CoxBy Clinton Cox

The 54The 54thth regiment of regiment of Massachusetts, better Massachusetts, better known as the “Glory” known as the “Glory” regiment, was regiment, was composed of all black composed of all black soldiers as young as soldiers as young as sixteen years to forty sixteen years to forty years. The years. The courageous men courageous men fought for the Union, fought for the Union, risking their lives to risking their lives to free their families free their families from slavery.from slavery.

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7 – 87 – 8MulticulturalMulticultural

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Gentle AnnieGentle Annie By Mary Francis By Mary Francis ShuraShura

This is a true story This is a true story about sixteen-year-about sixteen-year-old Annie Etheridge. old Annie Etheridge. Annie was a fearless Annie was a fearless nurse who faced nurse who faced battle to help the battle to help the troops. She was the troops. She was the only nurse out of only nurse out of seventeen to remain seventeen to remain when the troops when the troops went to battle.went to battle.

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Dear AmericaDear AmericaA Light in the Storm: A Light in the Storm: The Civil War Diary of The Civil War Diary of Amelia MartinAmelia Martin By Karen HesseBy Karen Hesse

A realistic account of A realistic account of the Civil War is the Civil War is presented by Amelia presented by Amelia Martin. Stories of Martin. Stories of family hardships and family hardships and struggles are talked struggles are talked about in the diary about in the diary entries dated entries dated throughout the Civil throughout the Civil War.War.

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Dear AmericaDear AmericaA Picture of Freedom: A Picture of Freedom: The Diary of Clotee, a The Diary of Clotee, a Slave GirlSlave Girl By Patricia C. By Patricia C. McKissackMcKissack

This is a fictional story This is a fictional story about a young slave girl about a young slave girl who, even though it is who, even though it is against the law, learns against the law, learns to read and write. The to read and write. The diary takes the reader diary takes the reader on a day-by-day journey on a day-by-day journey through the life of this through the life of this brave young girl as she brave young girl as she tries to understand and tries to understand and survive the life she is survive the life she is forced to live.forced to live.

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InformationalInformational

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InformationalInformational

Get on Board: The Get on Board: The Story of Story of the Underground the Underground RailroadRailroad By Jim HaskinsBy Jim Haskins

Few records of the Few records of the Underground Railroad Underground Railroad were kept, but many of were kept, but many of the stories survive the stories survive today. Slaves came up today. Slaves came up with ingenious plans to with ingenious plans to escape to freedom, escape to freedom, some even included some even included long dangerous long dangerous journeys to safety.journeys to safety.Return to Civil War Main Page

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