Deadly Aim: The Civil War Story of Michigan's Anishinaabe Sharpshooters

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Price
$19.99  $18.39
Publisher
Henry Holt & Company
Publish Date
Pages
304
Dimensions
6.2 X 9.0 X 1.0 inches | 1.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781250125255

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About the Author

Sally M. Walker is the author of Champion, a JLG selection and one of NCTE's 2019 Orbis Pictus Honor Books. She is also the author of ALA Notable Blizzard of Glass: The Halifax Explosion of 1917, the acclaimed picture book Winnie, and Secrets of a Civil War Submarine, which was awarded a Sibert Medal. She lives in Illinois

Reviews

"An absorbing history of Company K, from riveting battlefield narratives and vivid accounts of horrors endured at Andersonville Prison to tales of poverty due to pension benefits denied."--Booklist, Starred Review

"Meticulous research and inclusion of historical photographs, maps, letters, and other Civil War-era documents, as well as the smooth integration of primary source quotes, provide a solid nonfiction target worthy of shelf space. However, it's the final chapter and epilogue recounting life after the war that give a human depth to the soldiers' lives and place this work squarely in the bull's-eye. Hits the mark."--Kirkus


Praise for Champion: The Comeback Tale of the American Chestnut Tree

A Junior Library Guild selection and a National Council of Teachers of English 2019 Orbis Pictus Honor Book.

"A compelling, inspiring true story of a species rescued from extinction through decades of determined innovation." --Kirkus

"The award-winning nonfiction author brings to light the intriguing story of the beleaguered American chestnut tree . . . . Fascinating and well-sourced." --School Library Journal


Praise for Blizzard of Glass: The Halifax Explosion of 1917

"Riveting." --Kirkus, Starred Review

"Halifax does indeed have a story to tell, but Walker once again proves that it's her consummate gifts as a storyteller that breathe life into the tale." --The Horn Book

"This tragic, but well-told story belongs in most collections." --School Library Journal