Books: Fiction

Bull Run

Book — Fiction. By Paul Fleischman. 1993. 128 pages.
A historical novel for middle school and above about the Civil War Battle of Bull Run drama told in 16 voices.

Time Periods: 19th Century, 1850
Themes: Wars & Related Anti-War Movements

bullrunThis award-winning historical novel is a collection of monologues by sixteen fictional characters and one real one, eight Northern and eight Southern, black and white, female and male, describing their personal experiences in the First Battle of Bull Run of the American Civil War in 1861. Issues such as race, gender, economic, social, and regional tensions are depicted throughout the novel. [Description from Wikipedia.]

“A Civil War drama told in sixteen voices, this is a heartbreaking and remarkably vivid portrait of a war that remains our nation’s bloodiest conflict. . . . Fleischman’s artistry is nothing short of astounding.” – Publishers Weekly

“Outstanding. . . unforgettable as historical fiction. . . an important book for every library.” – School Library Journal

ISBN: 9780064405881 | HarperCollins