The Era of Abraham Lincoln, Slavery, and the Civil War
Fiction, non-fiction, poetry and photography vividly depict Civil War battles, the Underground Railroad, and Lincoln's tumultuous presidential term. See Our White House for additional resources.
Elijah of Buxton
Age Level: 9-12
Eleven-year-old Elijah was born in Buxton, a Canadian settlement that was the final stop on the Underground Railroad. The free child of slaves, Elijah reveals his growing awareness of the horrors of slavery on his journey to young adulthood. Vivid characters and a strong sense of place create both humor and horror in this moving novel.
Good Brother, Bad Brother: The Story of Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth
Age Level: 12-14
Many students know of John Wilkes Booth as Abraham Lincoln's assassin, but few know that before he committed this infamous crime, he was a member of a family of accomplished actors, including his well-known brother, Edwin.