US Civil War

The American Queen

By Vanessa Miller - Published 2024

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1865: Enslaved twenty-four-year-old Louella yearns for freedom. The selling of her mother which wrenched her family apart, the horrific lynching of her father, and ...Read Review

Unspoken (UK) / An American Story (US)

By Kwame Alexander - Published 2023

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Children/Young Adult

Kwame Alexander is celebrated for his contemporary verse novels that explore the feelings of Black boys, their family relationships and friendships, and love ...Read Review

Reclaiming Mni Sota: An Alternate History of the U.S. – Dakota War of 1862

By Colin Mustful - Published 2023

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Alternate History

In 1862, the Ojibwe and Dakota tribes of what is now Minnesota were being forced off their land despite solemn treaties with the U....Read Review

When the Jessamine Grows

By Donna Everhart - Published 2024

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Saga

While most people know our nation was divided during the Civil War, very little has been written about Southerners who fervently desired to ...Read Review

The Door of No Return

By Kwame Alexander - Published 2023

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Kwame Alexander is celebrated for his contemporary verse novels that explore the feelings of Black boys, their family relationships and friendships, and love ...Read Review

The General and Julia

By Jon Clinch - Published 2023

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Biographical Fiction

In the author’s note, Clinch asserts: “We understand the hearts and minds of our loved ones not by the use of some ...Read Review

Crow Mary

By Kathleen Grissom - Published 2023

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Biographical Fiction

Crow Mary is based on the life of Goes First, a Crow chief’s daughter. Her story begins in 1863 as a young girl ...Read Review

Queen of the Union

By John Zink - Published 2022

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SagaWestern

This novel, Book 2 of the Queen of the West trilogy, is set in Cincinnati, Ohio, on the brink of the Civil War in 1855. ...Read Review

The Burning Land (The Overstreet Saga)

By David O. Stewart - Published 2023

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Saga

Henry Overstreet and Katie Nash fall in love in the small town of Waldoboro, Maine, during the American Civil War. When Henry decides ...Read Review

The House of Lincoln

By Nancy Horan - Published 2023

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Biographical Fiction

Nancy Horan, best-selling author of Loving Frank, offers a captivatingly sweeping historical novel centered on Abraham Lincoln, 19th-century Springfield, Illinois, and early American ...Read Review

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