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7th Grade Revolution
7th Grade Revolution

7th Grade Revolution

By Liana Gardner, Illustrated by Luke Spooner



300 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper, Cloth, EPUB

Cloth, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $21.95)

Publication Date: November 2020

ISBN 9781645480136

Rights: WOR

Vesuvian Books (Nov 2020)


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When unearthing a national treasure becomes a national incident 

In this award-winning book inspired by true events, 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. 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!


2018 NAUTILUS BOOK AWARDS SILVER MEDAL FOR MIDDLE GRADE FICTION 2018 DIGITAL BOOK WORLD AWARDS WINNER FOR BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN BOOK MARKETING 2018 DIGITAL BOOK WORLD AWARDS FINALIST FOR BEST BOOK (CHILDREN’S) 2018 AMERICAN FICTION AWARDS WINNER FOR PRETEEN (10-12) FICTION 2018 SILVER FALCHION AWARD FINALIST FOR BEST JUVENILE 2018 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS FINALIST FOR CHILDREN’S FICTION 2018 HOLLYWOOD BOOK FESTIVAL HONORABLE MENTION IN CHILDREN’S FICTION “Gr 5-8. A fun ride that combines treasure hunting, quick thinking, Revolutionary-era U.S. history, and teamwork … reads like a National Treasure and Spy Kids movie combined. It has twists and turns. One of the novel’s huge strengths is the kids banding together; in addition, each character has the opportunity to show individual skills and to grow as a person … Suggested for general purchase for middle school collections, especially for adventure-loving patrons.” ~Melyssa Kenney, School Library Journal “7th Grade Revolution is a thrilling and engrossing ride through past and present based on real events in North Carolina. Though technically a middle grade book, I feel readers of all ages will enjoy this novel. Trust me, you won’t want to put it down.” ~Tracy Riva, Midwest Book Review "Liana Gardner draws inspiration from real students who led a revolution in their school as part of a project. Gardner’s 7th Grade Revolution brings this to life, beginning with the students succeeding, but the story quickly weaves in a thriller and adventure twist, tying in a mysterious connection to history … The students defend their school in ways reminiscent of Home Alone … as the students race against the FBI to find this hidden treasure. "With stunning illustrations, 7th Grade Revolution is a treasure hunting adventure exploring themes of friendship, growing up, teamwork, and history." ~ Liz Konkel, Readers’ Favorite “… an exciting, smartly written book filled with adventure, intrigue, and history in a modern school setting. Luke Spooner’s accompanying art is simply spot on. I can’t wait for my daughter to read this, and there’s no higher compliment than that.” ~Mercedes M. Yardley, Bram Stoker Award-Winning Author of Little Dead Red

Author Biography

Liana Gardner is the multi-award-winning author of 7th Grade Revolution, The Journal of Angela Ashby, and Speak No Evil. The daughter of a rocket scientist and an artist, Liana is an EXP volunteer ( who helps prepare students for a meaningful place in the world of tomorrow. Engaged in a battle against leukemia and lymphoma, Liana spends much of her time at home, but her imagination takes her wherever she wants to go. Luke Spooner is a graduate of the University of Portsmouth. He is a full-time illustrator whose works have included stories by Neil Gaiman, Clive Barker, and Stephen King.