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Weichman, Kathy Cannon.
New York : Calkins Creek, 2015
IL 5-8, RL 4.8
ISBN: 1629792098

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Leander and Polly are two underage teenage Union soldiers who carry deep, dangerous secrets. Three years have passed since the beginning of the Civil War, when the two teens, from different states, enlist in the Union Army. The book opens in Ohio, where fifteen-year-old Leander wants to prove to his family he’s as much of a man as his older brother Nate, who’s announced he’s going to enlist in the army. Leander’s and Polly’s paths cross in a military hospital, where their mysteries begin to unravel, but the plot takes them in separate directions. Wiechman's wellresearched novel details grim hospitals, Andersonville Prison and the Sultana Explosion, all supported by author's notes, photos and a bibliography. (Vermont DCF Book Award 2017)

SUBJECTS:     Friendship -- Fiction.
                        Historical fiction.
                        Soldiers -- Fiction.
                        Teenage boys -- Fiction.
                        United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Fiction.
                        War -- Fiction.
                        War stories.

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