Youth Department Celebrates Our Lincoln Exhibit’s Final Week

GEPL News Black BannerTo celebrate the final week of our Lincoln and the Civil War Exhibit, the Youth Department has highlighted some notable Civil War books from their collection:

I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863; by Tarshis, Lauren.   Ages 7-10
Thomas, a slave, is fleeing to the North when he meets up with a Union regiment.  He is traveling under their protection when they are called to battle at Gettyburg.  Having survived slavery, will he survive the big battle?

Gettysburg, the Graphic Novel by C.M. Butler. Ages 8-12
Using primary sources, the author depicts the battle and its aftermath, including Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

Light in the Darkness; by Cline-Ransome, Lesa.    Ages 5-8
Slaves weren’t allowed to learn to read and write.  Many of them, though, risked heavy beatings to attend secret schools at night.  This is a powerful story about Rosa, her great desire to learn to read, and her school, which, like many schools, was held in a pit.

Emancipation Proclamation, Lincoln and the Dawn of Liberty by Tonya Bolden. Ages 10-13
Filled with fascinating and little-known facts, this book explores the events leading up to the Proclamation, the abolitionists who fought for freedom, and the effect it had on the country.

The Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War exhibit runs through Friday, May 31.

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