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Sonya Wilson | 35 comments Rinaldi, A.Number all the bones. New York, NY.Scholastic.
This is a book that could be used for historical fiction. The year is 1864 and the Civil War is going on. There are still slaves on many of the plantations. A young girl talks about her life on a plantation in Georgia. Her mother is dead, one brother was sold, another brother ran off to join the war, and her father is her master. The prisoners are placed in the Andersonville Prison, which was a real prison in Georgia. The girl also meets Clara Barton.
This story is a real page turner. There are many points in history that can be discussed. This young lady happened to be treated fairly well by her master, she was taught to read and write. I think that this book will bring up lots of class discussions.

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