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Brotherhood by A. B. Westrick (2014)

Set in Richmond, VA in 1867, this book followsfourteen-year-old Shadrach, his older brother Jeremiah, and Rachel, a freed slave who teaches him to read as theynavigate the changes and challenges of the post-Civil War era.

  • Age Range: 10 and up
  • Publisher: Puffin Books; Reprint edition (June 12, 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 0142422371
  • ISBN-13: 978-0142422373

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson and illustrated by Donna Diamond (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.

Summer of the Woods by Stephen K. Smith (2013)

First of an adventure/mystery series featuring brothers Derek and Sam set in real locations in modern day Virginia.

The Virginia MysteriesSeries:

  1. Summer of the Woods
  2. Mystery on Church Hill
  3. Ghosts of Belle Isle
  4. Secret of the Staircase
  5. Midnight at the Mansion
  6. Shadows at Jamestown
  7. Spies at Mount Vernon
  8. Escape from Monticello

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.


O is for Old Dominion by Pamela Duncan Edwards and illustrated by Troy Howell

Discover Virginia through historica sites, from Arlington National Cemetery to Williamsburg.

  • Age Range: 6 - 9 years
  • Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press; 1st Printing edition (September 30, 2005)
  • ISBN-10: 1585361615
  • ISBN-13: 978-1585361618


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Roberta Gibson 2020