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Saving Mount Rushmore


Andrea Jo Rodgers


Can he embrace his God-given gifts in time to save Mount Rushmore?

When John Jenkins’ parents ship him off to stay with his aunt, he’s certain it will be the worst summer ever—until he learns he’s been accepted to a top-secret school. St. Michael’s Academy is home to gifted students with extraordinary talents. Although John has no idea why he’s there, he’s assigned to Team Liberty, who assist authorities with low-level crimes. Their first mission: stop a trio of mischief-making teens from vandalizing Mount Rushmore. John battles feelings of inferiority as he and Team Liberty compete against Devlin Black and his cronies to track down clues and solve puzzles at Mount Rushmore. Along the way, John makes several key contributions, and his self-confidence grows. When he discovers he was admitted to the school due to a clerical error, he’s mortified. Now, he’s strictly an “observer” until the mission’s end. But when his teammates run into trouble, John must summon up the courage to try to save Mount Rushmore, and he learns an invaluable lesson: every person has special God-given gifts—including him.







"This was a thoroughly enjoyable, fast-moving adventure with some very likable characters that provided lessons in history, as well as positive messages regarding self-confidence, friendships, and faith…"

—Leslea Wahl, author of award-winning contemporary fiction


"Saving Mount Rushmore is a great book with a strong message of how good triumphs over evil. It is interesting and imaginative, and it includes secret codes that even I as an adult, attempted to decipher. Rodgers provides information about Mount Rushmore, one of the wonders of our world and our country, and she includes websites where readers can learn more."

—Click HERE for the complete review at Catholic Reads!

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