Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco3.5 stars. Such a sad story. As you might expect from a Patricia Polacco book, this is uplifting and gives you hope in human nature and it is heartbreakingly sad and makes you despair too.
The American Civil war is something I know very little about, this gives you a taste of what it was like for young people having to fight. This is a good picture book for those wanting an introduction to this period of history from a personal point of view.
I do love these personal stories Patricia Polacco has from her family, a lot of amazing stories where passed on to Patricia and she is a great storyteller, one that takes you on an emotional roller coaster. One reviewer that seems to have done a lot of research into these characters seems to think this is fiction, who knows, but for me this was still a great story about the hideous waste of young people at war or the pain any war causes.
This is a very sad book and definitely aimed at older readers and not for a sensitive reader.
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The Civil War
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America's Bloodiest War: A Video
North was a group of 20 Free states and 5 Border States that were loyal to the union and South was a breakaway group of 11 rebel states that formed an independent Confederation. - The Civil War is a supremely ironic moment in our common heritage.
A screenshot from A Nation Divided, a video game--built by University of Virginia students--that reinforces Civil War curriculum for 5th grade students. The duo helped build Shand a video game that reinforces Standards of Learning content related to the Civil War. Designed over the course of 15 months, A Nation Divided began with Lytle and Floryan making a board game and testing it with students to collect feedback. From there came the first pilot of the video game that Lytle and Floryan built with the help of almost 20 members of the Student Game Developers Club. Students receive classroom instruction about the Civil War, then take a short pre-test. Next, the students play a level of the game, which is followed by a short post-test. After playing one mission for 20 minutes, scores between the pre- and post-tests rose by 14 percent.
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