American Civil War Booklist

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Book recommendations pertaining to the American Civil War.

Book TitleAuthorPubDateReading AgeTime PeriodTime FrameGeographic AreaCountryTopicGenreFormat
A Nation Without Borders: The United States and Its World in an Age of Civil Wars, 1830-1910Freeman, Joshua2012YAIndustrial Age1830-1910North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Civil WarNFB
Two Miserable Presidents: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the Civil WarSheinkin, Steve2015YA
UMG
Industrial Age1856-1865North AmericaUnited StatesAbraham Lincoln
American Civil War
NFB
Blood and Germs: The Civil War Battle Against Wounds and DiseaseJarrow, Gail2020UMGIndustrial Age1860-1865North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Civil War
Medicine
NFB
Pink and SayPolacco, Patricia1994LE
MG
Industrial Age1860-1865North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Civil WarFPB
Nurse, Soldier, Spy: The Story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War HeroMoss, Marissa2016LE
MG
Industrial Age1860-1865North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Civil War
Sarah Edmond
NF
Bio
PB
Henry's Freedom BoxLevine, Ellen2007LEIndustrial Age1860-1865North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Civil War
Underground Railroad
NF
Bio
PB
Guts & Glory: The American Civil WarThompson, Ben2015UMGIndustrial Age1861-1865North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Civil WarNFCB
Bull RunFleischman, Paul1995MGIndustrial Age1861North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Civil WarFCB
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Nurse During the American Civil WarSenior, Kathryn2010LE
MG
Industrial Age1861–1865North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Civil WarNFPB
This Republic of SufferingFaust, Drew Gilpin2008YA
A
Industrial Age1861-1865North AmericaUnited StatesDeath
American Civil War
NFB
Little WomenAlcott, Louisa May1868UMG
YA
Industrial Age1861-1865North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Civil WarFN
Fields of Fury: The American Civil WarMcPherson, James M.2002UMG
YA
Industrial Age1861-1865North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Civil WarNFPB
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Civil War SoldierRatliff, Thomas2013LE
MG
Industrial Age1861–1865North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Civil WarNFPB
The Bloody CountryCollier, James Lincoln
Collier, Christopher
2005UMG
YA
Industrial Age1861-1865North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Civil WarFCB
Big Bad Ironclad!Hale, Nathan2012MG
UMG
Industrial Age1861-1865North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Civil WarNFGN
The Boys' WarMurphy, Jim1993UMG
YA
Industrial Age1861-1865North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Civil WarNFCB
MarchBrooks, Geraldine2005YA
A
Industrial Age1861-1865North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Civil War
Abolition
FN
March Towards The ThunderBruchac, Joseph2009UMGIndustrial Age1864North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Civil War
Abenaki Nation
FN
Crossing Ebenezer CreekBolden, Tonya2018YA
A
Industrial Age1864North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Civil War
Sherman's March
F
OV
CB
All Different Now: Junteenth, the First Day of FreedomJohnson, Angela2014LEIndustrial Age1865North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Civil War
Emancipation
NF
OV
PB

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List of abbreviations:
Reading Age Genre Format
LE = lower elementary
MG = middle grade (8-12 yrs.)
UMG = upper-middle grade (11-14 yrs.)
YA = young adult (14+)
A = adult (18+)
NF - non fiction
F = fiction
Bio = biography
HF = historical fantasy
AH = alternate history
OV - own voices
M = mythology
S = spine book
PB = picture book
GN = graphic novel
ER = early reader
CB = chapter book
B = book (NF)
N = novel