In 1777, at the age of 16, Sybil Ludington rode 40 miles through the night to warn American troops of the approaching British army. Her brave ride has been memorialized in a number of books, both fiction and non-fiction. Here are some of the best books about Sybil Ludington:
1. “Sybil Ludington: The Girl Who Rode for Help” by Ann Weil
This book is aimed at young readers and tells the story of Sybil’s historic ride.
2. “The Ride of Sybil Ludington” by Jeanne Lamb
This book is a fictionalized account of Sybil’s ride, told from the perspective of Sybil herself.
3. “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
This famous poem tells the story of another patriot who made a brave ride during the American Revolution. Sybil’s ride has often been compared to Paul Revere’s.
4. “Sybil Ludington’s Midnight Ride” by Natalie Babbitt
This picture book tells the story of Sybil’s ride in a simple and accessible way.
5. “The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War” by Ben Macintyre
This book is about a different spy, but it includes a chapter on Sybil Ludington’s ride and how it was used as part of a Soviet propaganda campaign during the Cold War.
Whether you’re looking for a history lesson or a bedtime story, there’s a book about Sybil Ludington to suit your needs.