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A Nation Divided: The Long Road to the Civil War
A Nation Divided: The Long Road to the Civil War
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A Nation Divided: The Long Road to the Civil War

By the middle of the 1800s, the United States had become two separate societies. The North and the South were divided by vast economic, educational, and cultural differences. There was widespread misunderstanding and even hatred between the two regions of the country. But it was one specific issue—slavery—that would erupt in disaster.

Reading LevelGrades 6-7
Interest LevelGrades 5-9
Lexile Level1070L
ATOS Level8.5
AR Points2
AR Quiz #137793
Early Intervention Level30
PublisherCompass Point Books
Page Dimensions6" x 9"
Page Count64
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $33.32 School/Library Price
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Series Made Simple; School Library Journal - Mary Mueller

"These objective and readable books discuss the causes, battles, and politics of the Civil War and Reconstruction. Authors incorporate primary-source materials into the texts, and a limited number of sidebars add additional information or longer primary-source excerpts. Layouts are clean and attractive, with a large font and reproductions of period illustrations and photos. The bibliographies include books and websites, and the further-reading lists point readers toward vetted websites through FactHound. Coverage is not comprehensive, but this series will help students understand the era’s most important issues and events. A quality choice for reports." - Series Made Simple; School Library Journal

November 1, 2010

Library Media Connection - Lois McNicol

"These slim volumes succinctly present events in the war between the states. The major battles describe leaders, strategy, new technology used, and the outcome. Each book includes text boxes with longer quotations derived from journals, newspapers, and speeches. Numerous quotes also appear throughout the text to give a personal flavor to the historical events. Colorful paintings, posters, and maps depict events, and each book contains a unique timeline, additional readings, glossary, and source notes. Login information to the publisher’s web portal is included. However, most students probably will not make use of FactHound since the same links can easily be found using any child-friendly search engine. Purchase where fresh copies about the Civil War are needed. Index. Recommended." - Library Media Connection

March 1, 2011



Pennsylvania School Librarians Association

2010 Young Adult Top Forty Nonfiction Title

June 1, 2011

Don Nardo

Don Nardo

Noted historian and award-winning author Don Nardo has written many books for young people about American history. Nardo lives with his wife, Christine, in Massachusetts.

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