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Children's LiteraturePart of the "We the People" series which, "examines key events that have shaped the course of the nation," this text belongs to a subgroup of titles that explore the many roles of famous and not-so-famous women of the time. Each "Great Women" book follows a similar format beginning with background material about the time and then progressing to chapters about the activities of specific women during the era. Each book is written at a 3rd to 5th-grade reading level with many graphics and relatively few words per page. This makes this series particularly helpful for struggling readers who are studying the regular fifth-grade social studies curriculum of United States' history. Each book contains numerous research tools, such as a glossary, timeline, additional facts and summaries on the people mentioned. Additional print and internet resources are also included. This particular title in the series discusses women's roles in the American Revolution in a thematic way. For example, there are women who served the cause by remaining home—such as Sarah Franklin Bache who founded an association to support the troops, and women who went to war—such as camp follower Sarah Osborn who became known as Molly Pitcher. Daring women who disguised themselves as men in order to fight, and women who served as spies for both sides are treated in an even-handed way. These many compelling short portraits may excite students and encourage research to learn more about these often-overlooked heroines of the time, and the book will complement any classroom library focused on United States history. 2005, Compass Point Books, Ages 8 to 12.