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Emma and the Civil Warrior (Hardcover)

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This middle-grade, historical novel tells the little-known story of the seventeen days following the signing of the Appomattox Treaty. 12-year-old Emma Graham, in an attempt to fulfill her absent father's parting wish to "be his brave Confederate," dares to defy the 100,000 Union troops which surround Raleigh, NC, through various acts of smuggling, spying, and stealing. She refuses to believe in the collapse of the Confederacy until "Lee's men" begin to arrive home from years of fighting. Emma's effort to accept the South's defeat pales beside more personal struggles. Lt. George Round, the Union Army's signal messenger, repeatedly befriends the Graham family, contradicting Emma's belief in "demon Yankees." And the father who returns to Emma is a different man from the precious image Emma has held in her heart for more than three years. Can Emma grow through her prejudices to reach a higher ground of understanding and acceptance?

Hardcover, 158 pages


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