by Michael Hemphill and Sam Riddleburger
Stonewall Hinkleman can’t stand going to historical reenactments with his parents, who are obessessed with the Civil War. Giving up a weekend for a reeanctment, means giving up what makes like bearable, Game Boy and TV. Stonewall is constantly told about his great-great-great-uncle Cyrus who got shot in the butt fighting for the South and how he is suppose to be proud. As Stonewall is dragged to another Civil War reenactment, the Battle of Bull Run, he finds himself transported back in time to the actual Civil War battle. Now Stonewall has to use his knowledge of the war and this battle to make sure history stays the same and the villain who transports back with him doesn’t alter the war so the South wins. This book had me laughing out loud from Stonewalls sassy and sarcastic teenage humor. Not only was it a great laugh, but also an historical learning opportunity. I am not ashamed to admit that Stonewall Hinkleman and the Battle of Bull Run is now one of my favorite books.
Reviewed by Emma