The Beacon of Freedom Award is presented annually to a book that introduces American history, from Colonial times through the Civil War, to children in a historically-accurate and engaging manner. Our most recent winner was Marching to Appomattox by Ken Stark. More information.
2014 Beacon of Freedom Award Nominees
- Jefferson's Sons: a founding father''s secret children by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
- Will at the Battle of Gettysburg by Laurie Calkhoven
- Stolen Into Slavery: the true story of Solomon Northup by Judy and Dennis Fradin
- Stonewall Hinkleman and the Battle of Bull Run by Michael Hemphill and Sam Riddleburger
- Worst of Friends: Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and the true story of an American feud by Suzanne Tripp Jurmain
- Escape by Night : a Civil War adventure by Laurie Myers