MATT LANDIS: League of American Traitors

 
It's time for a book launch! Local author and Central Bucks teacher Matt Landis is launching his first novel League of American Traitors on Saturday August 5th at 6:30pm. This young adult novel reads like a mash-up of National Treasure and Hamilton, spinning the what-ifs of American history into a heart-pounding thriller steeped in conspiracy, clue hunting, and danger. Matt is an 8th grade American History teacher and is passionate about making other people passionate about history, so don't miss this chance to learn something while supporting a local author and educator.
 
 
 
League of American Traitors by Matthew Landis
Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it. . .

When seventeen year-old Jasper is approached at the funeral of his deadbeat father by a man claiming to be an associate of his deceased parents, he's thrust into a world of secrets tied to America's history--and he's right at the heart of it.
 
First, Jasper finds out he is the sole surviving descendant of Benedict Arnold, the most notorious traitor in American history. Then he learns that his father's death was no accident. Jasper is at the center of a war that has been going on for centuries, in which the descendants of the heroes and traitors of the American Revolution still duel to the death for the sake of their honor.

His only hope to escape his dangerous fate on his eighteenth birthday? Take up the research his father was pursuing at the time of his death, to clear Arnold's name.

Whisked off to a boarding school populated by other descendants of notorious American traitors, it's a race to discover the truth. But if Jasper doesn't find a way to uncover the evidence his father was hunting for, he may end up paying for the sins of his forefathers with his own life.
 
 
About Matt
 
Headshot of Matt Landis Matthew Landis is a middle school American history teacher who makes the past come alive in exhilarating detail every day in his classroom. He lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with his wife and children. The League of American Traitors is his first novel.
 
From Matt: "I love history, but not in the old, awful, kill-me-now-please kind of way. My passion is convincing my students that the past is actually hilarious, shocking, tragic, disturbing, and altogether UN-boring.  While getting my graduate degree in History at Villanova, I realized that there was yet one more way to do this: write contemporary young adult books laced with history to convince my students that the past doesn’t have to be a life-sucking topic. That’s a huge reason why I wrote The League of American Traitors."
 
For more information, visit his website at www.matthew-landis.com.
 
 
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League of American Traitors Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781510707351
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sky Pony - August 8th, 2017


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