Gunpowder Girls Won the 2017 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award for Teen Nonfiction!
That’s as wonderful as having Pulitzer-Prize winning author/historian James McPherson read my book, Gunpowder Girls: The True Stories of Three Civil War Tragedies, and he said it was “outstanding.” And he sent this endorsement!
Thoroughly researched and beautifully written, this tragic story of 140 girls and young women killed by gunpowder explosions in three arsenals where they produced ammunition for Civil War armies reveals details previously unfamiliar even to Civil War historians. We can now add their names to the human toll of America’s greatest conflict.”
—James McPherson, Pulitzer-Prize-winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom
My award-winning book, Tillie Pierce: Teen Eyewitness to the Battle of Gettysburg, is now available as a softcover trade book. The hardcover with Lerner Publishing Group is now out of print. I co-published the softcover with Quindaro Press, a terrific partner.
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