We all know the names of the men who led the American colonies to independence, but that’s only half the story. What about the women who spied, soldiered, nursed the wounded and got supplies to the troops? Laurie Halse Anderson researched and collected facts about the women of that era and put them into this book for younger readers to widen their sense of history. Did Betsy Ross sew the first American flag? Who was Molly Pitcher? What do we know today that changes our view of those rebellious days?