What are the best books by Ann Rinaldi?

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    #1Leigh Ann's Civil War

    Leigh Ann's Civil War
    Leigh Ann's Civil War is a historical fiction for young adults written by award-winning novelist Ann Rinaldi. It was released in September 2009. It is about a young girl's journey to make her family proud in the middle of the Civil War.

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    Heather Bradley
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "I read this as a kid and loved it, so when I came across it again, I wanted to reread it and see if it held the test of time. If you're in middle school or have a child that age, they'll probably like it, but if you're looking for one of Ann Rinaldi's best books - this isn't it. Check out some of her earlier works instead."
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    #2A Break with Charity

    A Break with Charity
    A Break with Charity: A Story about the Salem Witch Trials is a historical fiction for young adults written by Ann Rinaldi. It was released in July 2003. It is about the events that sparked the Salem Witch Trials.
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    Pablo Cortés
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "A fascinating story by Rinaldi that tells an interesting fictional tale of the Salem Witch Trials. "
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    #3The Letter Writer

    The Letter Writer
    The Letter Writer is a historical fiction written by renowned novelist Ann Rinaldi. It was released in November 2008. It is about a girl and her slave preacher and their journey to spread the word of God.
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    Michael Ryan
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "A delightful tale of a young girl wanting to spread the good word. You will lose yourself in her quest and champion her along in her journey. "
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    #4The Last Silk Dress

    The Last Silk Dress

    The Last Silk Dress is a dramatic novel for pre-teens and teens written by Ann Rinaldi. The story is set during the Civil War and the main character is working for the Confederacy. It was published in October 1999.

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    Jeffrey Newman
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "The Last Silk Dress is an excellent book. The main character is very well written.Ann Rinaldi does a great job in describing the struggles the main character goes thro as she learns to be true to herself even if others get hurt. If you love historical novels this is a must read."
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    #5Finishing Becca

    Finishing Becca
    Finishing Becca: A Story about Peggy Shippen and Benedict Arnold is feminist and historical novel for young adults written by Ann Rinaldi. It was first released in December 1994. It is about how a lady helped betray the American Revolution.
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    Amanda Pierce
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "This is a great read for young women wanting to learn more about women's historical role in society. Yes, it's fiction, but it very well be true. Despite being set during the American Revolution, the context and message are important today."
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    #6The Fifth of March

    The Fifth of March

    The Fifth of March: A Story of the Boston Massacre is a dramatic historical novel for young adults written by renowned author Ann Rinaldi. It was released in 2004. It is about a girl in 1770, before the Boston Massacre.

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    Jordan Watkins
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "however, it is a good introduction for an adolescent to the beginnings of discontent that led to the Revolutionary War. As an adult, however, I wanted a little more from the character. She seemed to contradict her convictions with some of her choices."
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    #7An Unlikely Friendship

    An Unlikely Friendship
    An Unlikely Friendship is a book by Ann Rinaldi that tells the story of Abraham Lincoln's wife and her black seamstress. Their closeness is questionable because there seemed to be no connection between them.
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    Kimberly Stanley
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "this is an interesting book to read especially when you stuck in relationships with friends"
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    #8Come Juneteenth

    Come Juneteenth
    Come Juneteenth is a book by Ann Rinaldi that tells the story of Sis Goose. She is a slave that was loved dearly by the family she serves, but she will discover a secret that will ruin her relationship with the family.  
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    Walter Ortega
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Rinaldi has taken Juneteenth, the "official" date in June 1865 when Texas slaves were told they were free, and built an interesting story around it. As with most things in life, there weren't cut and dried solutions, and Sis Goose's reaction to her "family's" decision to keep her in the dark brings about changes she could not have foreseen. Told from Luli's point of view, we see her placed between a rock and a hard place, loving and missing the sister she's always known and yet understanding the heartbroken anger Sis Goose unleashes. Luli must make hard choices herself as she sees her father dying and the Yankees settle into her once grand home. The twist at the end is truly shocking, and Rinaldi does a fine job of reeling the reader into this web of lies. This is a truly intriguing book, so much more than straight historical fiction. The biggest problem I had with it is the "luck" factor; at times things seemed to happen a little too conveniently, especially as Gabe and Luli track down the missing Sis Goose. And while I understood the nickname given to Sis Goose, I never liked it and found it distracting, as though it was almost a deliberate reminder that this vibrant young woman really was a slave. I also questioned Luli's recovery after the devastation that came; I just don't think it was played out realistically. However, Rinaldi's story and the characters themselves redeem any minor problems I have with this fine novel, and I can heartily recommend it to anyone of any age who enjoys excellent historical fiction. "
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    #9Numbering All the Bones

    Numbering All the Bones

    Numbering All the Bones is a book by Ann Rinaldi that tells the story of Civil War. The siblings Eulinda and Zeke were separated because Zeke was sold as a slave. She will fight for her life alone. 

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    Gregory Campbell
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "A very well written book which tells of a Civil War between two factions. Though there are many stories of this sort throughout the world, the author does a good job of highlighting and making readers realize that each case is serious and needs attention. The writing was excellent and the characters well rounded. The book makes you want to finish and read more from the author."
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    #10Nine Days a Queen

    Nine Days a Queen

    Nine Days a Queen is a young adult historical fiction book written by Ann Rinaldi. Set in the Tudor period, this fictional book was published on January 31, 2006 by HarperCollins.

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    Jason Hunt
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "This is without a doubt one of the best books I've ever read"

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Best What are the best books by Ann Rinaldi
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Leigh Ann's Civil WarBooks 48 Paid
2A Break with CharityBooks 43 Paid
3The Letter WriterBooks 41 Paid
4The Last Silk DressBooks 32 Paid
5Finishing BeccaBooks 26 Paid
6The Fifth of MarchBooks 23 Paid
7An Unlikely FriendshipBooks 18 Paid
8Come JuneteenthBooks 18 Paid
9Numbering All the BonesBooks 16 Paid
10Nine Days a QueenBooks 7 Paid
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