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MyLibraryNYC_Social Studies: The Civil War - Multiple Perspectives (Gr. 6-8)

Bull Run
Bull Run By Fleischman, Paul (Paperback - 1995 ) J FIC F and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Readers Theatre - multiple perspectives including Northerners, Southerners, generals, couriers, dreaming boys, and worried sisters describe the glory, the horror, the thrill, and the disillusionment of the first battle of the Civil War.

1862, Fredericksburg
1862, Fredericksburg A New Look at A Bitter Civil War Battle By Kostyal, K. M., 1951- (Book - 2011 ) J 973.73 K and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Nonfiction - secondary source from National Geographic Kids that details the Civil War battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia, and profiles some of the key figures involved in what was a decisive victory for the Confederacy.

Robert E. Lee
Robert E. Lee Virginia Soldier, American Citizen By Robertson, James I. (Book - 2005 ) B Lee R and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Nonfiction - Biography that provides young adult readers with a comprehensive look at the life and accomplishments of this famous Confederate General of the Civil War, enhanced with period photos, illustrations, and source notes.

The Emancipation Proclamation, Lincoln, and Slavery Through Primary Sources
The Emancipation Proclamation, Lincoln, and Slavery Through Primary Sources By Ford, Carin T. (Book - 2013 ) 973.714 F and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Nonfiction - Primary Sources with supporting secondary text that examine the roots of slavery in America and how the issue divided the nation, as well as the start of the Civil War, President Lincoln's views on slavery, and his first step toward ending it forever: the Emancipation Proclamation.

Lincoln, in His Own Words
Lincoln, in His Own Words (Book - 2008? ) 973.7092 L and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Nonfiction - Biography with Primary Source material written in Lincoln's own hand; combines background commentary with quotes from Lincoln's letters, speeches, and public papers to provide a personal view of his life, thoughts, and actions.

Lincoln
Lincoln A Photobiography By Freedman, Russell (Book - 1987 ) J B Lincoln F and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Nonfiction - Biography with photographs and text trace the life of the Civil War President. Common Core Appendix B Exemplar (Read-Aloud Informational Text)

Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass
Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass The Story Behind An American Friendship By Freedman, Russell (Book - 2012 ) J 973.7 F and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Nonfiction - Biography of two surprisingly parallel lives and how they intersected at a critical moment in U.S. history.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass An American Slave By Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895 (Book - 2005 ) B Douglass D and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Nonfiction - Primary Source Autobiography written by Frederick Douglass; NYC Core Curriculum Trade Book title for Gr. 7 ELA Civil War Collection; and recommended NY State Common Core title for Gr. 7 and 11.

Unbound and Unbroken
Unbound and Unbroken The Story of Frederick Douglass By Esty, Amos (Book - 2011 ) B Douglass E and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Nonfiction - Biography that traces the life and historical impact of the noted abolitionist, detailing his birth into slavery and harsh upbringing, his subsequent escape, and his emergence as a leader.

Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass A Noble Life By Adler, David A. (Book - 2010 ) B Douglass A and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Nonfiction - Biography; When, in 1879, a bust in his likeness was placed at the University of Rochester, Frederick Douglass wrote: "Incidents of this character do much amaze me. It is not, however, the height to which I have risen, but the depth from which I have come that amazes me." This biography tells the story of his ascent from slavery.

Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass From Slavery to Statesman By Elliot, Henry (eBook - 2010 ) Check availability»

Annotation:Nonfiction - Biography; born into slavery, Douglass became an eloquent spokesperson for both black's and women's rights. During and after the Civil War, Douglass became a confidant of presidents Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. Douglass also argued for African Americans to be allowed to join the Union army in the fight for their own freedom.

Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad By Adler, David A. (Book - 2013 ) J B Tubman A and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Nonfiction - Biography; born a slave, Harriet Tubman was determined not to remain one. She escaped from her owners in Maryland on the Underground Railroad in 1849 and then fearlessly returned 13 times to help guide family members and others to freedom.

Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman Conductor on the Underground Railroad By Lantier, Patricia, 1952- (eBook - 2010 ) Check availability»

Annotation:Nonfiction - Biography that examines the life of Harriet Tubman, who spent her childhood in slavery and later worked to help other slaves escape north to freedom through the Underground Railroad.

Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman The Road to Freedom By Clinton, Catherine, 1952- (Book - 2004 ) B Tubman C and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Nonfiction - Biography; a definitive full-scale biography of the legendary fugitive slave turned "conductor" on the Underground Railroad describes Tubman's youth in the antebellum South, her escape to Philadelphia, her successful efforts to liberate slaves, and her work as a scout, spy, and nurse for the Union Army during the Civil War. 25,000 first printing

Harriet Tubman, Secret Agent
Harriet Tubman, Secret Agent How Daring Slaves and Free Blacks Spied for the Union During the Civil War By Allen, Thomas B. (Book - 2006 ) J B Tubman A and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Nonfiction - Biography of Harriet Tubman's astonishing roles as spy, secret agent, and military leader, combined with her personal history as an active participant in the abolitionist movement and the Civil War. Includes some primary source material -archival images, maps, and woodcuts.

The Underground Railroad and Slavery Through Primary Sources
The Underground Railroad and Slavery Through Primary Sources By Ford, Carin T. (Book - 2013 ) 973.7115 F and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Nonfiction - Primary Sources with supporting secondary text on the Underground Railroad. that examines slavery and the Underground Railroad in the United States, including slavery in early America, the difficult daily life of a slave, the creation of the Underground railroad, and the courageous people who helped slaves escape to freedom.

Stolen Into Slavery
Stolen Into Slavery The True Story of Solomon Northup By Fradin, Judith Bloom (Book - 2012 ) B Northup F and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Nonfiction - Biography; the true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man living in upstate New York, who was kidnapped in 1841 and spent 12 years as a slave on deadly Louisiana coastal plantations. Northup's true story is the basis for the recent film, 12 Years a Slave.

Underground
Underground By Evans, Shane (Book - 2011 ) J PIC E and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Historical Fiction - detailing multiple perspectives of slaves on the Underground Railroad.

Uncle Tom's Cabin
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896 (Book - 2010 ) CLASSICS FIC S and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 1 on 81 copies

Annotation:Historical Fiction - Published in 1852, Uncle Tom's Cabin sold over 300,000 copies in its 1st year and mobilized anti-slavery sentiment on a level previously unseen. President Lincoln considered this title a tipping point in the Abolitionist Debates.

A Separate Battle
A Separate Battle Women and the Civil War By Chang, Ina (Book - 1991 ) J 973.71 C and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Nonfiction - Secondary Source that comprehensively covers the diverse roles of women in the American Civil War--as nurses, spies, volunteers, and soldiers.

My Last Skirt
My Last Skirt The Story of Jennie Hodgers, Union Soldier By Durrant, Lynda, 1956- (Book - 2006 ) J FIC D and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Nonfiction - Biography; told from the perspective of Jennie Hodgers, who served in the 95th Illinois Infantry as Private Albert Cashier, a Union soldier in the American Civil War.

Maritcha
Maritcha A Nineteenth-century American Girl By Bolden, Tonya (Book - 2005 ) J B Lyons B and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Nonfiction - Biography; told in diary-style from the perspective of Maritcha, an African American girl living in Civil War-era NYC. NYC Core Curriculum Trade Book title for Gr. 7 Civil War Collection.

Tillie Pierce
Tillie Pierce Teen Eyewitness to the Battle of Gettysburg By Anderson, Tanya (Book - 2013 ) 973.7349 A and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Nonfiction - Biography told with primary source material and from the eyewitness perspective of Tillie Pierce.

Behind Rebel Lines : the Incredible Story of Emma Edmonds, Civil War Spy
Behind Rebel Lines : the Incredible Story of Emma Edmonds, Civil War Spy By Reit, Seymour (Paperback - 2001 ) J B Edmonds R and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 1 on 5 copies

Annotation:Nonfiction - Biography of Emma Edmonds, one of the estimated 400 women who fought in the Civil War disguised as men.

The Boy's War
The Boy's War Confederate and Union Soldiers Talk About the Civil War By Murphy, Jim, 1947- (Book - 1990 ) J 973.71 M and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Nonfiction - primary source accounts of boys ages 8-12 in the Union and Confederate armies.

The Civil War's African-American Soldiers Through Primary Sources
The Civil War's African-American Soldiers Through Primary Sources By Ford, Carin T (Book - 2013 ) 973.7415 F and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Nonfiction - Primary Sources with supporting secondary text that examines African-American soldiers during the Civil War, including the reasons for African Americans to fight, the all-black regiments, the treatment of African Americans, and the important role they played in the Union victory.

The Journal of James Edmond Pease, A Civil War Union Soldier
The Journal of James Edmond Pease, A Civil War Union Soldier By Murphy, Jim, 1947- (Book - 1998 ) J FIC M and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Historical Fiction - written in diary style and based on actual research into the child and teen soldiers of the Civil War.

Soldier's Heart
Soldier's Heart A Novel of the Civil War By Paulsen, Gary (Paperback - 2000 ) J FIC P and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Historical Fiction - told from the perspective of fifteen-year-old soldier, Charley, who experiences a change of heart after experiencing both the physical horrors and mental anguish of Civil War combat. Based on life and experiences of actual historical figure Charley Goddard.

The Battle of Gettysburg, 1863
The Battle of Gettysburg, 1863 By Tarshis, Lauren (Paperback - 2013 ) J FIC T and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Historical Fiction - set during the Battle of Gettysburg and told from the perspective of Thomas, an escaped slave.

The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg By Philbrick, W. R. (Paperback - 2011 ) J FIC P and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Historical Fiction - Told from the perspective of twelve-year-old orphan Homer sets out to rescue his brother, who has been sold into service in the Civil War.

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For Social Studies Grades 6-8: Nonfiction and fiction titles representing multiple perspectives of the years leading up to and during the American Civil War 1861-1865, including personal narratives, biographies and historical fiction detailing the daily experiences of historical figures and everyday children, teens, slaves, and soldiers involved on both sides of the Civil War. This list of books can be used to accompany Common Core Standard CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.9 Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic.


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