Dreams of Maihre Mehan
Maihre Mehan believes her dreams keep her brother alive when he goes off
to fight in the Civil War, leaving Maihre to fend for herself in the slums
of Washington D. C. and care for her ailing father whose only dream is
to return to Ireland.
son of a Kansas abolitionist or Jayhawker, goes on a raid to free slaves
in Missouri and witnesses his father's murder by a slave owner which prompts
Lije to follow in his father's footsteps and risk his life further spying
for the Union during the Civil War.
|Carbone, Elisa. Stealing
slavery in the 1840s, Ann Maria's life turns upside down when Master Charles
sells her brothers, abolitionists purchase the rest of her family, and
Ann Maria, longing for freedom, is forced to remain a slave.
|Lasky, Kathryn. True
In 1858 at
age fourteen, bored, privileged Lucy Bradford from Boston shares nothing
in common with Afrika, a runaway slave using the Underground Railroad,
until Lucy discovers Afrika hiding in her grandfather's house and decides
to help Afrika escape to Canada and freedom.
Picture of Freedom
young slave, secretly learns to read and teaches herself to write at the
risk of being beaten or worse, sold away from the plantation. The discovery
of Clotee's secret forces her to choose between escaping to freedom or
remaining to help other slaves as a conductor for the Underground Railroad.
eager to enlist and defend the Union, finds fighting in the Civil War to
be a horrifying experience for both the mind and body of an innocent fifteen-year-old
|Reeder, Carolyn. Shades
orphaned and forced to live with his Uncle Jed who Will considers a traitor
for refusing to fight in the Civil War, rethinks his definition of courage
as he struggles with a new way of life.
|Rinaldi, Ann. The
Last Silk Dress
Susan Chilmarks, eager to help the Confederate cause, uncovers family secrets
that make her question her beliefs and support of the South.
|Rinaldi, Ann. Mine
Eyes Have Seen
Annie Brown, trying to win the affection of her infamous father John, finds
herself entangled in a web of deceit that leads to the raid on the arsenal
at Harper's Ferry.