Each season, the features a new theme of books on a cart near the checkout counter. Right now, that cart features books about the Civil War. The following are just some of the books featured:
- Hidden in Plain View: A Secret Story of Quilts and the Underground Railroad, by Jacqueline Tobin and Raymond Dobard – A book about the Underground Railroad Quilt Code. Tobin and Dobard gather resources and detail other forms of hidden communication used by the Underground Railroad to help show slaves the road to safety.
- Don't Know Much About the Civil War: Everything You Need to Know About America's Greatest Conflict but Never Learned, by Kenneth C. Davis – This book makes learning about the Civil War easy. Davis weaves together anecdotes and facts to bring the war to life and present it in a way that's both interesting and entertaining.
- I've Got a Home in Glory Land: A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad, by Karolyn Smardz Frost – This book centers around an archaeological dig in Canada that uncovered the remains of a house belonging to former slaves Thornton and Lucie Blackburn – two key players in the Underground Railroad. This books details the dig and the lives of the Blackburns.
- A Treasury of Civil War Tales: Unusual, Interesting Stories of the Turbulent Era When Americans Waged War on Americans, by Webb Garrison – This book is a collection of stories, chronologically told, that shed light on the Civil War. Included are stories about Harriet Beecher Stowe and Dred Scott.
- 1863: The Rebirth of a Nation, by Joseph E. Stevens – Stevens outlines the military history of 1863, detailing this year of the war. Included are several pictures and maps to help the reader imagine the battles and follow along as the North and South waged war.
For more information on any of these books or to see what else is available, visit the library or call 248-698-4942.