Even readers who don't often read history are captivated by Tanya Anderson's Tillie Pierce: Teen Eyewitness to the Battle of Gettysburg.
This all-true account, illustrated with dozens of remarkable historical photographs, immerses you in the town that turned into a battlefield during a hot week in July 1863.
The American Library Association’s review journal Booklist called Tillie Pierce "riveting" and the Independent Book Publishers Association honored it with a Gold Medal at its annual Ben Franklin Awards.
Just 15 years old when the war came to Gettysburg, Pa., Tillie Pierce watched as the Confederate and Union armies took turns capturing her town, stealing everything in sight, and turning homes into blood-soaked field hospitals. She remembered every moment and wrote it down.
A Junior Library Guild selection, Tillie Pierce is now available in a beautiful and affordable softcover.
Tanya Anderson is an award-winning author and editor of books for young readers. She has worked for more than twenty years in various editorial functions for Pages Publishing Group, Guideposts for Teens, SRA/McGraw-Hill, Darby Creek Publishing, and School Street Media, her own business. Anderson is the author of more than thirty books published in children’s and educational book markets. Her book, Gunpowder Girls, won the 2017 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award for Teen Nonfiction. Anderson lives in Springfield, Ohio, most of the year, but retreats to Palm Harbor, Florida, when it gets too cold.