This book can be read as a novel or as a reader's theater. Each chapter is told by a new character with a different perspective on the battle and the war. Each character has four or so chapters throughout the book. The chapters are just over a page long, so it is a quick read for kids.
Teachers could divide students into groups and give each group a character. After reading the chapters written by that character, they could do a hot seat activity to share their findings with the rest of the class.
I enjoyed this book. I am definitely glad I am not living through the Civil War.