Lorenzo's Secret Mission

"Pursuing his father's dying wish, 15-year-old Lorenzo Bannister sets off to deliver a letter to his grandfather and becomes unexpectedly involved in some lesser-known aspects of the American Revolution, rubbing shoulders with such legendary figures as Bernardo de Gálvez and George Washington. Beginning in New Orleans, the teen travels up the Mississippi River as a medic on a flatboat delivering supplies and intelligence to the American rebels, and to Virginia to meet his grandfather for the first time. One of the book's strengths is its depiction of the cultural diversity (French, Spanish, Choctaw, etc.) that was vital to the Revolutionary cause, and which is the foundation of New Orleans heritage." — School Library Journal

Age Level: Middle Grade (9-14)
Publisher: Arte Público Press