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The War Within: A Novel of the Civil War
Contributor(s): Matas, Carol (Author)

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ISBN: 0689843585     ISBN-13: 9780689843587
Publisher: Aladdin Paperbacks
OUR PRICE: $8.46  

Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: September 2002
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Annotation: In 1862, loyal Confederate Hannah Green's world unravels when General Grant's General Order #11 commands all Jews to evacuate. Hannah had been convinced the Confederate side was right . . . but now, she's not so sure.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Historical - Military & Wars
- Juvenile Fiction | Historical - United States - 20th Century
- Juvenile Fiction | Religious - Jewish
Dewey: FIC
Age Level: 10-13
Grade Level: 5-8
Lexile Measure: 690(Not Available)
Physical Information: 0.4" H x 4.9" W x 8" (0.40 lbs) 151 pages
Themes:
- Chronological Period - 20th Century
- Religious Orientation - Jewish
- Ethnic Orientation - Jewish
Features: Ikids, Price on Product
Review Citations: Kliatt 11/01/2002 pg. 20
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 50163
Reading Level: 5.1   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 6.0
 
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Publisher Description:
Holly Springs, Mississippi, 1862

Hannah Green can't believe what happens to her family after the war breaks out. First, her sister Joanna falls in love with a Union soldier -- an enemy. Next, the same soldier tells Hannah and her family about General Grant's General Order #11, which commands all Jews to evacuate the territory for violating trade regulations. The Greens escape from Holly Springs just before their home is destroyed. They lose everything -- even their slaves, when Lincoln declares them free.

Now, because she is Jewish, Hannah cannot go home to Mississippi -- a Confederate state that's dear to her heart. Confusion sets in. Who is on her side, and whose side does she want to be on?

 
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