Dennis Alexander: Washington Academy Middle School promises to be another in the long line of boring schools he has been expelled from.

Rhonda Snodgrass: Although trained from childhood in survival tactics, she tries to stay off the radar of the “cool” kids who think she’s weird.

7th grade turns out to be anything but normal when teachers announce the students’ bloodless revolution succeeded and they are now in charge. After conducting a secret-ballot vote on policy, the 7th graders emerge to find the school evacuated and the FBI lurking outside with the task of unearthing a treasure of national importance.

The students’ mission is clear—discover the treasure before the FBI locks down the building. Dennis and Rhonda lead the revolt and must work together to follow century-old clues left by a crazy Revolutionary War buff.

To stay one step ahead of the FBI, they must delve into history and amass an arsenal to defend their school … because this is WAR!



Silver Medal Winner: Middle Grades Fiction
Nautilus Book Awards

Gold Medal Winner: Pre-Teen Fiction
New York City Big Book Award

Finalist: Best Juvenile or Young Adult Fiction
Silver Falchion Award

Screencraft Cinematic Book Awards

Finalist: Best Book (Children’s)
Digital World Book Awards


Gold Medal Winner: Backlist Fiction
Feathered Quill Book Awards

Gold Medal Winner: Best Use Of Social Media In Book
Digital Book World Awards

2nd Place: Mystery
Purple Dragonfly Book Awards

Story Monsters Approved: Tween Novels (Ages 10-14)
Middle-Grade Books (Ages 8-12)

Finalist: Children's Fiction
International Book Awards

Gold Medal Winner: Pre-Teen Fiction — General
Moonbeam Children's Book Awards

Gold Medal Winner: Preteen (10-12) Fiction
American Fiction Awards

Honorable Mention: Middle Grade Fiction
Purple Dragonfly Book Awards

Finalist: Gertrude Warner Book Awards for Middle Grade Readers

Honorable Mention: Children's Fiction
Hollywood Book Festival

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