Since the dawn of time, song has been used to boost spirits, provide morale, and ensure a feeling of purpose. During the civil war, after the Battle of Fredericksburg, the Union was feeling defeated. The Confederates were feeling victorious. Both pushed onward with song. Today we still have the legacy of these songs.
This book does a great job of illustrating a story for readers through beautiful artwork and simple text. With primary sources incorporated into the text as well as the words and music to the songs, this is a must-have for any history teacher or library’s collection. Included are a timeline, a bibliography, and quotation sources to help incorporate into common core standards.
EL. MS. ESSENTIAL. Reviewer: Kira M, Youth Services Librarian, WHI Public Library.