I Am American

This is a combination historical journal-type book and informational book for children about the Civil War. The story is told through informational text, and complemented with fictitious letters and diary entries. The book is divided into several chapters, each of which begins with informative text to "ground" the student to the event or scene, and to give the letters and journal entries context. The text portion of the book allows students to see what was happening, what common attitudes were, and what was going on in the country at that time. The following letters and diary entries reflect daily life of the Civil War. The combination of fact, fiction, period artwork and portraits will likely interest even reluctant readers of history.

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