Cloaked in Courage: Uncovering Deborah Sampson, Patriot Soldier

By Beth Anderson
Illustrators Illustrated by Anne Lambelet Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher Astra House Publishing Imprint Calkins Creek ISBN


Cloaked in Courage: Uncovering Deborah Sampson, Patriot Soldier

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Violence: War/Harsh Realities of War

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.

Author’s note. Bibliography. Full-color illustrations were created with traditional pencil drawing, and a variety of hand-painted and hand-drawn textures, all of which were combined and colored in Adobe Photoshop.
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