Review: AMELIA’S WAR by Ann Rinaldi

Chèli’s Shelves reviewed Amelia’s War by Ann Rinaldi for the U.S. Civil War Reading Challenge 2011.  Here’s an excerpt:

I am a Marylander. I was born in Maryland, grew up in Maryland, married in Maryland, and have always lived in Maryland. So when the book opens with “Mama and I were Southerners, but not Rebels. We were for the Union but not the Yankees. You have to be from Maryland to understand it.”
I understand.

And yet I don’t, and because of that, this book expressed my feelings about the Civil War in many ways. In this fictional account, Amelia Grafton is a pre-teen who lives in the “northern” Maryland town of Hagerstown during the Civil War and it is her personal dilemma which is told so beautifully in this book.

Read the full review.

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