The remarkable story of Deborah Sampson, a woman who fought in the American Revolution disguised as a man—and who ends up finding her true identity and purpose in life.
Deborah Sampson didn’t like being told what to do, especially by the King of England. Fiercely independent, 18-year-old Deborah enlists as Robert Shurtliff in George Washington’s Continental Army to fight for her country’s independence.
But being a soldier is hard, dangerous work. Can she fight for her country and keep her identity a secret? Can she also discover who she really is and find her true purpose? This unbelievable story from American history about a woman with a rebel spirit will inspire and enlighten young readers.---from the publisher
48 pages 978-1635926101 Ages 7-10
Keywords: biography, American history, women, women's history, courage, military, American Revolution, gender equality, gender roles, Colonial times, 7 year old, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old