Saving 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 into 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 solving 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 save Mount Rushmore, and he learns an invaluable lesson: every person has special God-given gifts—including him.

Title: Saving Mount Rushmore
 Andrea Jo Rodgers
Middle Grade
Release Date:
November 14th, 2017
Anaiah Adventures
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About the Author
Andrea Jo Rodgers has a clinical doctorate in physical therapy. She’s been a volunteer emergency medical technician with her rescue squad for thirty years. During that time, she’s answered over 7,000 first aid and fire calls. She enjoys reading, writing, and visiting new places. In addition to of Saving Mount Rushmore: St. Michael the Archangel Academy Mission #1, she is also the author of At Heaven’s Edge: True Stories of Faith and Rescue and On Heaven’s Doorstep: God’s Help in Crisis-True Stories from a First Responder. She lives with her husband, children, and dogs on the east coast.