A Nation Divided

Dewey: 973.7'11
This title covers these subjects:  Slavery -- Southern States -- HistoryUnited States -- History -- 1861-1865, Civil WarUnited States -- Politics and government -- 1849-1861
A Nation Divided: The Long Road to the Civil War (Hardcover)

by Don Nardo

Compass Point Books
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 Level: 6-7
Interest Level: 5-9
Lexile Level: 1070L
Accelerated ReaderATOS Level: 8.5
AR Points: 2.0
AR Quiz Number: 137793
Early Intervention Level: 30

ISBN:  9780756543679 / 0-7565-4367-3
Publisher:  Compass Point Books
Brand:  Compass Point Books 4-8
Copyright: 2011
Language: English
Page Count:  64
Page Dimensions:  6 x 9
Binding:  Reinforced Library Binding

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2010 Young Adult Top Forty Nonfiction Title


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.

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.

March 1, 2011