ABRAHAM'S BATTLE : A NOVEL
New York : Atheneum Books
for Young Readers, 1999.
IL 5-8, RL 4.8
Small, an older ex-slave, lives near the town of Gettysburg during the
Civil War. When a major battle threatens the area, Abraham volunteers to
use his mule, Charity, as an ambulance driver. By chance he meets Lamar
Cooper, a Confederate soldier, before the battle. They find they have much
in common, as two Southern reared men; later, they have much in common
due to simple humanity. Read this book for a different, interesting view
of this famous Civil War battle. (Jean Bellavance firstname.lastname@example.org
Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2003)
Gettysburg (Pa.), Battle of, 1863 -- Fiction.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
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