Young Founders: 1863: A House Divided: A Novel of the Civil War
A brother and sister separated by war—a nation fighting for survival.
By April 1863 the Civil War has been raging for two years. On their sleepy farm in Gettysburg, sixteen-year-old twins Susanne and Stephen are alarmed by news that Confederate forces under General Robert E. Lee are threatening to invade the North for a strike at Washington, D.C.! Rebel forces in the Union capital? Is it possible? Frustrated with farm life and itching for action, Stephen runs away to join the beleaguered Army of the Potomac to fight Johnny Reb. Susanne is left behind to care for her embittered great uncle and superstitious great aunt. Separated by war, death, and disease, the twins maintain correspondence. But little do they know that Union and Confederate forces are converging on a small town for a battle that may determine the outcome of the war—a town called Gettysburg.
|Lexile ® Measure||22|
|Product Type||Paperback Books|
|Primary Contributor||Elizabeth Massie|
|Age Groups||Ages 13 to 15, Ages 16 to 18|