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In My Father's House

The works listed will allow your students to further explore the theme of War, and its Effect on Families and other themes related to In My Father's House:


Fiction
Hunt, Irene. Across Five Aprils. Chicago: Follet, 1964. A young Illinois boy's struggle to grow up during the Civil War is complicated when one beloved brother fights for the South while his other brothers join up with the Union. (average)

Perez, N.A. The Slopes of War. Boston: Houghton, 1984. A young Gettysburg girl finds herself in the heart of the conflict with friends and relatives on both sides of the Civil War. The novel accurately depicts the Battle of Gettysburg and Lincoln's famous address. (average)

Rhodes, James A. Johnny Shiloh: A Novel of the Civil War. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1959. The story of Johnny Clem, an actual drummer boy who joined the Union army at the age of twelve and became a noncommissioned officer by the time he was fourteen. (average)


Nonfiction
Bolotin, Norman, and Angela Herb. For Home and Country: A Civil War Scrapbook. Young Readers' History of the Civil War Series. New York: Lodestar/Dutton, 1995. Filled with documents, photographs, news clippings, and memorabilia from menus to money, this interesting volume presents a vivid picture of the Civil War era. (average)

Davis, Burke. Appomatox: Closing Struggle of the Civil War.Ed. Walter Lord. New York: Harper, 1963. The first chapter, "A War Follows Major McLean," is an account of McLean's offer of his house for the surrender and of the meeting of Lee and Grant. There are also photographs of the McLean house and of Wilmer McLean himself.

Golay, Michael. The Civil War. America at War Series. New York: Facts on File, 1992. A comprehensive account of events leading up to the Civil War and of the war itself, both on the battlefield and on the home front. (average)