Dear Ellen Bee

Brianna Ogburn

Dear Ellen Bee: A Civil War Scrapbook of Two Union Spies

Published in 2000

Book and Author Statistics

The book has not received any awards, however one of the authors named Mary E. Lyons, who is pictured on the right, has received the Golden Kite Award for Fiction. The second author, Muriel M. Branch, has received numerous education awards including the 1998 Outstanding Educator of the Year award, 1997 Cable Educator of the Year, and a 1996 Virginia Hero.

3 Significant Quotes

Main Conflict

The main conflict in the book is, obviously, the Civil War that is happening between the North and the South. Fighting occurs because the South wants to secede from the North because the South is for slavery, but the North is against slavery. The most important point of the Civil War was the Battle of Gettysburg because it resulted in a great Union victory, and the fall of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Chattanooga, Tennessee. The resolution to the war was when Confederate armies surrendered and the Confederate President was captured.
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3 Details that Make the Story Interesting

3 Historical References

Review on Book

In my opinion, this book was not the best book I have ever read, but it is not a terrible book because it did have some suspenseful moments where I wanted to keep reading to find out what happens next. However, most of the book to me was lacking action. Even though it may not of been my favorite book, you might enjoy this book if you're interested in what life was like in the South during the Civil War. This book is not like others because it was written from the perspective of two very different people, a young freed slave and a white Southern woman, who lived in the same time period and worked together to achieve the same goal.