We are getting ready to do our unit on the American Revolution. As part of our studies, we will learn the various roles Virginians played. I was inspired by a post on http://4theloveofteaching.blogspot.com/ about how she uses The Secret Soldier for read aloud and literature circles. I've thought about using this book, but haven't gotten around to it.
So I popped on down to Teachers pay Teachers to have a look at some of the things teachers are doing with this book. It just so happens that the first thing I found was a freebie, and it fit my literature circle needs perfectly! Go check it out for yourself: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Secret-Soldier-by-Ann-McGovern. You might have to create an account if you haven't already, but it's free and totally worth it.
While I'm on the subject, http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/ is a gold mine! Many of the lessons and activities on this site are free or incredibly cheap.