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A Ballad of the Civil War

A Ballad of the Civil War

by Mary Stolz Illustrated by Sergio Martinez

This moving chapter book is inspired by a 19th-century ballad that the award-winning author learned as a child.  In a dramatic story, twin sons of a plantation owner share everything except their different beliefs about slavery.  As political tensions rise in the South, the brothers are caught between passion for their causes and their love for each other.

Ages
11, 8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Grade Level Equivalent
5.8
Lexile Measure
680L
DRA
50
Guided Reading
T
Publisher
HarperTrophy
Number of Pages
64
Genre
Historical Fiction

About the Author and Illustrator

Mary Stolz
Sergio Martinez

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