From Publishers Weekly
In the words of PW's starred review, Newbery Medalist Fleischman's fictional treatment of this Civil War battle "relies on individual voices to give a human face to history. The result is at once intimate and sweeping, a heartbreaking and remarkably vivid portrait." Ages 10-up.
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From School Library Journal
Grade 5 Up. Through the alternating viewpoints of 16 characters from various walks of life, readers gain insight into the first battle of the Civil War and into the nature of war in general. Poignant, dramatic cameos seamlessly woven together make for compelling historical fiction.
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