As I have said before for adult who do not remember much from history classes these books for children can be a great beginners guide to what you dont know.
The book teaches you about what the Civil War was about, who was in it and when it took place.
I like that the book tells you about whether you would stayed in school if you were young. It gives a background racially what was going on and tells you about who was made famous or was better known because of the Civil War.
I think the book is excellent to use to gain information although personally I was more interested in the Revolutionary War then the Civil War. I know it is a big part of American history and I am glad I know more about it now.