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Summary ¸ Anna Strong 109 ô The thrilling true story of the female spy who helped save the American Revolution   Anna Smith Strong 1740–1812 was a fearless woman who acted as a spy for George Washington during the Revolutionary War Recruited by Washington’s spymaster Major Benjamin Tallmadge she joined the Culper Ring a group of American spies GeneraOf American spies General Washington placed a huge amount of trust in his spies and Anna helped pass him important messages at a great risk to herself and her family One of her cleverer devices was to hang laundry on the line in a planned fashion so that other spies could read the “message” Had she b. I love reading stories about women spies during the Revolutionary War I had never heard of Anna Strong and was excited to share her story with my students Anna grew up in a time where women were not considered to be as important as men This meant that she could float around and gather intel for George Washington and his army During her time as a spy Anna balanced raising a family and having her husband put in jail Every time she agreed to send a message she put her life in jeopardy Anna Strong was a brave and intelligent woman who did whatever she could to fight for the new nation of the United States The text is rich with vocabulary and historical context The illustrations by Sarah Green capture the historical period in lovely shades and patterns I was amazed at the details that were on each of the dresses that Anna had I was also amazed at Sarah's spyglass effect The back of the book has the codes that were used so readers can create their own secret messages The back of the book also has information about Anna Strong and her willingness to spy and protect a nation This is a perfect nonfiction biography to share during national women's month

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The thrilling true story of the female spy who helped save the American Revolution   Anna Smith Strong 1740–1812 was a fearless woman who acted as a spy for George Washington during the Revolutionary War Recruited by Washington’s spymaster Major Benjamin Tallmadge she joined the Culper Ring a group. Somewhere I have heard this story of Anna Strong a woman spy in the American Revolution who used laundry on a line to send coded messages that were passed on to General Washington For example she hung a black petticoat when she wanted other waiting spies to know there was a new message to be delivered She was part of what was called the Culper Ring a group of American spies They devised a code to send the messages sometimes written in invisible ink Parts of that code are given in the back matter along with a recipe for the special ink Many of Anna's relatives were loyalists rooting for Britain to win this war but not Anna or her husband Selah also a spy The story shares that Anna a woman was never suspected or caught but in the back matter Sarah Glenn Marsh explains there is no clear documentation that Anna was in fact a spy but she further adds numerous stories and indirect proof that it must be true and was never revealed to protect Anna's identity Anna lived in Setauket New York in a home that happened to be well positioned to watch for ships and share the information through secret messages like her laundry In the author's note Marsh also writes that this has remained a part of Setauket's folklore and family tradition to this day Sarah Green adds her own explanation of her illustrations choosing to follow artists of the Revolutionary period and MOMA's Costume Institute for a sense of motion and action She also has included some framed spots connecting with the look a spyglass might give along with including some of the numbers from the code Anna Strong remains the central figure in most pages showing her casual friendly look while in actuality she is a spy The book includes some references to varied parts of this time that will inspire further research like the Battle of Yorktown an important one to the revolutionaries in this war Extra notes a bibliography and an index are added at the back with the author's and illustrator's notes plus the Culper Spy Code and recipe mentioned earlier It's a great story to know from our country's past just out this year

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Anna StrongEen discovered by the British she would have faced jail or execution Thrilling and dramatic Anna Strong tells the story of how one brave woman helped change the course of American history The book includes an author’s note a bibliography an index and a spy code so kids can get involved in the action  . This is a fascinating story about one of the only female spies during the Revolutionary War The problem with the story is that in the author's note at the end we find out that most of the book is based on speculation not necessarily conclusive facts What the story makes sound factual is in reality a theory