Amelia's War

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Scholastic Inc., 2002 - Juvenile Fiction - 272 pages
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A riveting middle-grade Civil War drama by acclaimed author, Ann Rinaldi. Based on a true incident.

As the Civil War rages, Amelia's Maryland town is beset by divisions. Even she and her best friend Josh disagree. Amelia vows not to take sides, until the Confederate troops march into town...led by Josh's uncle.

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User Review  - cyderry - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

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User Review  - ECraine - LibraryThing

An interesting perspective, that of a young girl with great conflict about how to act during a time of war. She witnesses people doing horrible things, and she witnesses small acts of kindness but ... Read full review

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Young adult author Ann Rinaldi was born in New York City on August 27, 1934. After high school, she became a secretary in the business world. She got married in 1960 and stopped working, but after having two children she decided to try writing. In 1969, she wrote a weekly column in the Somerset Messenger Gazette and in 1970 she wrote two columns a week for the Trentonian, which eventually led to her writing features and soft new stories. She published her first novel Term Paper in 1979, but was ultimately drawn to writing historical fiction when her son became involved in reenactments while he was in high school. Her first historical fiction novel was Time Enough for Drums. She also writes for the Dear America series. She currently lives in Somerville, New Jersey with her husband.

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