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
Last of the NameParry, Rosanne2019UMG
YA
Industrial Age1863North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Civil War
Irish Immigration
NYC Draft Riots
FCB
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
M = memoir