Jess Nierad's Reviews > Finding My Place: One Girl's Strength at Vicksburg

Finding My Place by Margo L. Dill
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Jan 29, 13

Read in January, 2013

The author creates a vivid depiction of life in Vicksburg, Mississippi. I really enjoyed the historical details and felt inspired to read more Civil War fiction. While it has been many years for me, I imagine middle grade students will relate to 13-year-old Anna and be intrigued by the difficult circumstances of her life. I think this book is a great tool for sparking discussions with students about war, sacrifice, and values-based decision making. Looking forward to sharing Finding My Place with a 12-year-old in my life.
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