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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.

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