Civil War Novels (Middle School)

  • Silent Thunder-Andrea Davis Pinkney
  • The Little Bugler-William B. Styple
  • The Red Badge of Courage-Stephen Crane
  • Across Five Aprils-Irene Hunt
  • With Every Drop of Blood-James and Lincoln Collier
  • Red Cap
  • Mr. Lincoln's Drummer (maybe lower than 8th grade)
  • Bull Run-Paul Fleischman (not really a novel but great info)
  • Shades of Gray-Carolyn Reeder
  • Killer Angels (not sure of language in this one)
  • Soldier's Heart-Gary Paulsen
  • Amelia's War-Rinaldi
  • Johnny Tremain
  • Charley Skedaddle-Beatty
  • Rifles for Watie-Keith
  • Voice from the Border-Smith
  • The Tamarack Tree-Patricia Clapp
  • In My Father's House-Anne Rinaldi (female main character)
  • The Boys' War-Jim Murphy (not a novel but great lit)
  • The Root Cellar
  • Pink & Say (children's but good)
  • Ann Rinaldi has several quality Civil War books
  • Shenandoah (a play)
  • Forty Acres and a Mule-Harriette Gillem
  • An Acquaintance with Darkness-Ann Rinaldi (female main character)

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