“ Maria and Oscie ”
In the book In My Fathers House, written by Ann Rinaldi, there
are two main characters whose names are Maria and Oscie. These two
girls are sisters that live in a house that is being divided by the civil war.
Their stepfather (Will McLean) is from the north and is known as a
Yankee in the south. Most southerners disagree with his beliefs on
slavery, but nevertheless, he is still a respected
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when they move.
It is amazing how Ann Rinaldi is able to work so much of these
almost completely different people into this novel. At the same time she
works a lot of history into this story that is very captivating once you
get into it. Although that Will McLean is a Yankee , I think it will be
these two girls that really divide the family on the war between the
North and the South.