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Monday, September 12, 2011

Review - The Secret Soldier : The Story of Deborah Sampson by Ann McGovern

The Secret Soldier: The Story of Deborah Sampson (Scholastic Biography)
Title: The Secret Soldier: The Story of Deborah Sampson
Series: N/A
Author: Ann McGovern
Genre: Biography
Publisher: Scholastic Paperback
Received: purchased
Release Date: 1975
Pages: 64

What is it About?

Children’s biography on Deborah Sampson, a woman who dressed as a man and fought in the American Revolution.

My Thoughts:

Written in short entertaining paragraphs which I can only assumed where formed from Deborah Sampson diary as the book states she kept one most of her life after she learned to read. Deborah was known to be a very smart child and as a adult even taught as a school teacher for a while until she became eager to travel the world. She saw her chance in joining the American Revolution dressed as a man. She even fooled her own mother dressed up.

The book is easy to read and entertaining with drawings of Deborah and her history. I think it is an excellent read for children to learn how far women have gotten to this day and in Deborah’s time period. I would be interested to see more books about her. I do not know if any books are out there in adult format but there should be if her diary is around.


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