Winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction * ALA Best Book for Young Adults * ALA Notable Children's Book
In this brilliant fictional tour de force, which the New York Times called "a deft, poignant novel," Newbery Medal-winning author Paul Fleischman re-creates the first great battle of the Civil War from the points of view of sixteen participants.
Northern and Southern, male and female, white and black. Here are voices that tell of the dreams of glory, the grim reality, the hopes, horror, and folly of a nation discovering the true nature of war.--from the publisher
128 pages 978-0064405881 Ages 10 and up (Grades 5 and up)
Book Pairing: Pair this book with The Boys' War: Confederate and Union Soldiers Talk About the Civil War by Jim Murphy (contributed by Tricia-Stohr Hunt)