The War Within: A Novel of the Civil War
by Carol Matas
Holly Springs, Mississippi, 1862: Hannah Green can't believe what happens to her family after the war breaks out. First, her sister Joanna falls in love with a Union soldier -- an enemy. Next, the same soldier tells Hannah and her family about General Grant's General Order #11, which commands all Jews to evacuate the territory for violating trade regulations. The Greens escape from Holly Springs just before their home is destroyed. They lose everything -- even their slaves, when Lincoln declares them free.
Now, because she is Jewish, Hannah cannot go home to Mississippi -- a Confederate state that's dear to her heart. Confusion sets in. Who is on her side, and whose side does she want to be on?
Interest Level: 5th grade 6th grade 7th grade 8th grade
Reading Level: Guided Reading Level X DRA Level 60
Book Type: chapter book
Related Lists: civil war history historical fiction
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