Private John Griffith Allen is a 15-year-old Confederate soldier from South Carolina. He survives the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863 only to be captured by Yankee soldiers and sent as a prisoner of war to the notorious death trap called Point Lookout.
After taking the oath of allegiance, switching sides, and becoming a "Galvanized Yankee," Griff is sent to remote Fort Rice on the upper Missouri River in Dakota Territory. There, he sturggles to discover who he is while surviving the rigors of a hositle new environment and a terrifying Indian war. His encounter with two half-sisters living at Fort Rice challenges his pregudices and forces him to reconsider what it means to be a hero.
br>Jamestown’s American Portraits explores the growth of different generations and cultures through the lives of young boys and girls. These titles are told from a diverse group of boys and girls, coming from different and unique backgrounds that represent America’s own diverse population, spanning from the Jamestown Settlement to the Civil Rights Movement.
Titles in this series:
• This Generation of Americans: A Story of the Civil Rights Movement, by Fredrick L. McKissack, Jr.
• The Road to Freedom: A Story of the Reconstruction, by Jabari Asim
• All For Texas: A Story of Texas Liberation, by G. Clifton Wisler
• The Worst of Times: A Story of the Great Depression, by James Lincoln Collier
• Wind on the River: A Story of the Civil War, by Laurie Lawlor
• When I Dream of Heaven: Angelina’s Story, by Steven Kroll (1895 Italian Immigrant in NYC)
• An Eye for an Eye: A Story of the Revolutionary War, by Peter and Connie Roop
• Sweet America: An Immigrant’s Story, by Steven Kroll
• The Corn Raid: A Story of the Jamestown Settlement, by James Lincoln Collier
• Revenge of the Aztecs: A Story of 1920s Hollywood, by Susan Bet