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Grades 9 - 12Grades 3 - 8Y5.313507
A Civil War drama told in sixteen voices, this ‘is a heartbreaking and remarkably vivid portrait of a war that remains our nation’s bloodiest conflict.… Fleischman’s artistry is nothing short of astounding.’ —Publishers Weekly. ‘Fleischman has done what he does best—create a unique piece of fiction with echoes of his poetry throughout.’ —H. ‘Outstanding… unforgettable as historical fiction… an important book for every library.’ —SLJ.

Notable Children's Books of 1994 (ALA)
1994 Best Books for Young Adults (ALA)
1994 Fanfare Honor List (The Horn Book)
Best Books of 1993 (SLJ)
1993 Books for Youth Editors' Choices (BL)

1994 Teachers' Choices (IRA)
Notable 1994 Childrens' Trade Books in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)
1994 Notable Trade Books in the Language Arts (NCTE)
1994 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction for Children
1993 Choices: The Year's Best Books (Publishers Weekly)
Children's Books of 1993 (Library of Congress)
1994 Books for the Teen Age (NY Public Library)
100 Books for Reading and Sharing 1994 (NY Public Library)

1994 Silver Medal for Literature (Commonwealth Club of California)
1994 Anne Izard Storytellers' Choice Award Winner (Westchester, NY Library System)

Hardcover, 112 pages
Published on March 20, 1993 by HarperCollins
ISBN-10: 0060214465
ISBN-13: 9780060214463
2 Book Reviews
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  • tobthi1617
    tobthi1617Friday, May 12, 2017 at 7:35 am33 stars
    This Novel really caught my eye because of the diversity of characters and I wasn't disappointed. You get views from either side of the battle and you get to see what it was like for those sides. Many of the characters allow you to get attached to them.
    • tobthi1617
      tobthi1617Friday, May 12, 2017 at 7:33 am33 stars
      This Novel really caught my eye because of the diversity of characters and I wasn't disappointed. You get views from either side of the battle and you get to see what it was like for those sides. Many of the characters allow you to get attached to them.