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HOW I FOUND THE STRONG
New York : Houghton Mifflin,
IL 5-8, RL 6.3
at the start of the Civil War. Shanks and his family believe that
the war won't last too long. The South will have the Yankees running
home really soon. Shanks wishes he could go off to war with his father
and his older brother, but he's only 11 and too young to fight. He
must remain at home with his mother, his grandparents and their slave Buck.
As the war drags on, Shanks finds that his view of right and wrong changes.
Maybe slavery isn't right after all.
Mississippi -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Fiction.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Fiction.
Family life -- Mississippi -- Fiction.
Slavery -- Fiction.
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