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The escapades of our favorite plucky armadillo continue with this latest book in Mary Brooke Casad’s popular series. Bluebonnet always manages to teach youngsters an important lesson, and this time, it’s all about preserving and sharing history.
The African-American buffalo soldiers, nicknamed by the Cheyenne Indians because of their curly hair and bravery, joined the six black regiments commissioned by an act of Congress in 1866. These men, many of whom were former slaves, enlisted in the army to earn a steady income, acquire an education, and gain respect.
Come aboard the steamboat New Orleans, and experience the real-life adventure of the first steamboat trip down the mighty Mississippi through the eyes of a young crew member. Tim Collins is a fourteen-year-old orphan trying to get from Pittsburgh to Natchez in the year 1811. He signs on as a deckhand aboard the New Orleans, and meets Nicholas Roo-sevelt, the dynamic builder and owner of the vessel, and his wife Lydia, who braves the untamed river while pregnant.
Beginning in 1812, this fictional biography follows the life of Henriette Delille, a free woman of color who founded the Sisters of the Holy Family. This examination recounts her spiritual journey and struggle to break free from French Quarter society, despite her family’s protests. Instead, she chose to focus on the needs of the less fortunate, teaching such principles as chastity and obedience, until her death in 1862.
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Jeb Stuart, one of the most dashing figures in the Civil War, led the Confederate Cavalry in the Shenandoah Valley and served as Robert E. Lee’s “eyes.”
On May 21, 1870, Gerome Charles Durand staged a wedding that is still talked about more than a century after it occurred. Although Durand was one of the wealthiest men in St. Martinville, Louisiana, the fame of his grosse affaire (extravagant event) lies in its originality.
Set prior to the Civil War, these tales reveal the mysteries, legends, and dangers of plantation life in the Deep South. The stories center on the friendship of two 12-year-old boys and were inspired by the actual events at South Carolina’s grand Hampton Plantation. Hardcover.
In The Pirate Lafitte and the Battle of New Orleans, author Robert Tallant has given younger readers a chance to relive the excitement, romance, and thrill of those days when the Barataria pirates threatened river traffic and New Orleans felt the threat of siege by the British. This enthralling story from the pages of history is delightfully told with an emphasis on helping children understand the political events of the time as well as the social climate of the city in the early-nineteenth century.
Texas Jack, a long-eared jackrabbit, tells the story of the Alamo and the brave men who fought and died at the most famous battle in Texas history. Vibrant illustrations by James Rice bring to life the events of the struggle. In this tale you’ll meet Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, Colonel William Travis, and the Mexican general Santa Anna. Hardcover.
Most people have heard of the famous siege at the Alamo, and have heard stories of the lives lost there. This informative historical novel for middle readers puts a human face on this battle. Paperback.
The Civil War is rarely shown through a young southern woman’s perspective. Many of these women were displaced from their homes and lived their lives on the run from Northern shellfire. Sarah Morgan was one of those women. She was only 20 years old when the North took over her hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but she wrote about her experiences in her diaries with insight and clarity well beyond her years. Paperback.
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