My 10 year old 5th grader loved this book of a woman who dressed as a man to spy during the Civil War. I assigned him at least two chapters per night for a week and he finished the book 24 hours after I first assigned it!

There is supportive material at but I didn't use anything. We have about 4-5 novels to help flesh out the Civil War lessons. This one is a hit so far. He is not as interested in Freedom Train which is the story of Harriet Tubman. I'm sure it's less pleasant to read.