Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Now or Never! 54th Massachusetts by Ray Shepard - ADVISABLE

Shepard, Ray Anthony Now or Never! 54th Massachusetts Infantry’s War to End Slavery, 127 pages.  NON-FICTION.  Calkins Creek, 2017.  $18.

During the Civil War a small amount of free African Americans, or even freed Southern slaves, joined the Union Army in order to help end the war between the states and hopefully put an end to slavery. 
Students who have seen the movie “Glory” and want to know more about the 54th, will find this a hearty non-fiction source of information.  My honors US History teacher has students read a non-fiction book each quarter, so I am eager to add this to the collection.  Shepard’s research is meticulous and interesting.

MS, HS – ADVISABLE.  Cindy, Library Teacher

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