by Kase Wickman
This early series in what is sure to be a barrage of books has already gained national recognition for its unique and engaging approach to Civil War history. Think funky covers that really engage the most reluctant young readers with cartoon graphics and inside pages where a general might have a Facebook page, navigate battlefields with a GPS, or text orders to those under his command.
According to book reviewer Forrest W. Schultz, "I highly recommend these books, which are thought-provoking and allow students to draw their own conclusions. The author, Carole Marsh, shows what the Civil War was like through direct contact with the participants."
As we have learned from historical revisionists past, we may want to be a little less enthusiastic about letting people "draw their own conclusions" in certain areas, like war and, oh, whether slavery is still legal or not. Just a thought.