Moss, Marissa. A Soldier’s Secret: The Incredible True Story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War Hero. 2012. 387 p. Abrams, $16.95. (9781419704277). Gr. 8 and up. [bbm]
In 1884, a Congressional act recognized Sarah Edmonds as the only female veteran of the Union Army. This well-researched, fictional account focuses on Sarah’s service as a nurse, mail carrier, spy, messenger, and front-line soldier named Frank Thompson.