Category Archives: Civil War

Blood and Germs: The Civil War Battle Against Wounds and Disease – by Gail Jarrow

    Blood and Germs: The Civil War Battle Against Wounds and Disease – by Gail Jarrow, Boyds Mills & Kane/Calkins Creek, 9781684371761, 2020  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover What did you like … Continue reading

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Sisters of the War: Two Remarkable True Stories of Survival and Hope in Syria by Rania Abouzeid

Sisters of the War: Two Remarkable True Stories of Survival and Hope in Syria by Rania Abouzeid. Scholastic Focus, 2020. 9781338551129 Format: ARC (9/20 pub date) Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 What did you like … Continue reading

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The Story of Civil War Hero ROBERT SMALLS – Janet Halfmann, illustrated by Duane Smith

   The Story of Civil War Hero ROBERT SMALLS – Janet Halfmann, illustrated by  Duane Smith, Lee & Low Books, 9781643790169, c2008, 2020 Format:Softcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre:  Biography What did you like about … Continue reading

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Freedom Fire (Dactyl Hill Squad # 2) by Daniel José Older

Freedom Fire (Dactyl Hill Squad # 2) by Daniel José Older. Scholastic, 2019. 9781338268843 Format: ARC Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review)  4.5 Genre:  Fantasy/Historical What did you like about the book? What a clever combination of historical fiction and … Continue reading

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Child of the Dream: A Memoir of 1963 by Sharon Robinson

  Child of the Dream: A Memoir of 1963 by Sharon Robinson, Scholastic Press, 9781338282801, 2019. Format: Paperback Advance Reader Copy  Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4  Genre: Biography/Memoir  What did you like about the … Continue reading

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Dactyl Hill Squad by Daniel Jose Older

 Dactyl Hill Squad by Daniel Jose Older, Arthur A. Levine Books, 2018. 9781338268829 Format: Hardcover Rating 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review): 5 Genre:  Fantasy/Historical fiction What did you like about the book? There is so much going on … Continue reading

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Midnight Teacher: Lilly Ann Granderson and Her Secret School by Janet Halfmann, illustrated by London Ladd

 Midnight Teacher: Lilly Ann Granderson and Her Secret School by Janet Halfmann,  illustrated by London Ladd. Lee & Low, 2018. ISBN 9781620141632 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 What did you like about … Continue reading

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Etched in Clay: The Life of Dave, Enslaved Potter and Poet by Andrea Cheng

    Etched in Clay: The Life of Dave, Enslaved Potter and Poet by Andrea Cheng. Lee & Low, 2018.  9781620148075 Format: Paperback Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 What did you like about the … Continue reading

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