The Secret Soldier Author:Ann McGovern Deborah Sampson did not want to settle down and get married like all the other young girls - not yet, anyhow. She wanted to travel. She wanted adventure. She wanted to do daring things. — The war for American independence had been going on for about six years. "Why can't I join the army?" Deborah thought. But she knew the army was for men on... more »ly. "Then I'll dress like a man and be a soldier," Deborah told herself. And that is what she did.
This is the true story of Deborah Sampson, who looked for adventure - and found it.« less
Wonderful true story about a young woman who decided to fight as a soldier during the Revolutionary War. Reading level is simple enough for most third-graders, but the story will appeal to a broad age range.