Portsmouth: Portsmouth Public Library Civil War Series, “Irish Regiments in the Civil War”

By arohmiller, posted on October 11th, 2012.

[ October 23, 2012; 6:00 pm; ] It is difficult to believe that an entire 150 years separate us from one of the most defining events in our national history.  This anniversary provides a fresh opportunity to discover the role Ohio played in the Civil War.

The Portsmouth Public Library has planned a series of activities and presentations both to commemorate the event […]

“Trouble Don’t Last” by Shelley Pearsall: A Choose to Read Ohio Toolkit

By Kristina, posted on May 17th, 2010.

This toolkit is for classes or other groups reading “Trouble Don’t Last” by Shelley Pearsall. “Trouble Don’t Last” is the story of Samuel and Harrison, two slaves on a Kentucky farm, who are in search of freedom and Samuel’s mother when they escape to Canada via the Underground Railroad in this novel set in 1859.
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“Copper Sun” by Sharon M. Draper: A Choose to Read Ohio Toolkit

By Kristina, posted on May 17th, 2010.

This toolkit is for classes or other groups reading Copper Sun by Sharon Draper. Copper Sun is the story of fifteen-year-old Amari, who is taken from her remote African village. Beaten, branded, and dragged onto a slave ship, Amari is forced to witness horrors worse than any nightmare and endure humiliations she never thought possible-including […]