Like a River: A Civil War Novel
Age Level:Middle Grade
Leander Jordan and Paul Settles are teens who aren’t happy with turns their lives have taken. They join the Union Army and meet in a hospital, totally unaware how much each will change the other. Like a River is told in two voices. Readers will be transported to the homes, waterways, camps, hospitals, and prisons of the Civil–War era. They will also see themselves in the universal themes of dealing with parents, friendships, bullying, failure, and young love.