“George Washington, Spymaster: : How the Americans Outspied the British and Won the Revolutionary War” by Thomas B. Allen is a perfect middle school American History informational text. This is the first historical fiction “hit” with middle schoolers since the “Bomb: Race to Build and Steal the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon” by Sheinkin. The real spies of American Revolution with their invisible ink, double agents, and counterintelligence help make it a very interesting conversation and building of reading comprehension skills.
Interest Level: Grades 3 -7
Reading Level: Grade Equivalent 8.6
Lexile Measure 1100
Guided Reading: Z
Genre: Biography, History
Theme/ Subject: American Revolutionary War, President Washington, American History