Be sure to check the Children’s Book Guild’s list of books set in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

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Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson and Donna Diamond (Illustrator) (2006)

Jesse really wants to be the fastest fifth grader in his rural Virginia town, but Leslie the new girl beats him. What will he do? (Although recommended for ages 8-12, there are some mature themes that might disturb sensitive readers.)

Annie, Between the States by L. M. Elliott (2006)

A young woman, Annie, must manage her family's Viriginia property as the Civil War rages.

Shades of Gray by Carolyn Reeder and illustrated by Tim O'Brien

Will Page is living with the aftermath of the Civil War in war-torn Virginia.



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Roberta Gibson 2019