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Joseph Warren Middle School Book

Saving Dr. Warren

"A True Patriot"


In Saving Dr. Warren..."A True Patriot," Steve O'Dell, a modern eighth-grader, learns what patriotism means as he races through history trying to save one of America's most forgotten heroes. This book spans across generations as it links the sacrifices of the heroes of 9/11, WWII, and the American Revolution. Join Steve in discovering what lies at the heart of America.

"While writing this book my main focus was to entertain young readers while helping educators share America's history in a way that impacts their students and helps History come alive."

- Jeffery J. McKenna

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Find out more about McKenna's national  recognition from The DAR 

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 Help Patriotism Prevail in an effort to promote patriotism in America's youth.

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As the Utah State Regent of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, it was a privilege and great honor to be addressed by Author Jeffery J. McKenna at the Utah DAR State Conference.


Mr. McKenna is well educated, articulate,  personable and dynamic. He is passionate about preserving American History as he presents excerpts from his  inspiring book, "Saving Dr. Warren...A True Patriot." 


The reading of "Saving Dr. Warren...A True Patriot" is an  informative, interesting and entertaining account of Patriots of the American Revolution for both children and adults.

- Kathryn Asay, Utah State Regent,  National Society Daughters of the American Revolution


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what students have to say about Saving Dr. Warren... "A True Patriot"


I absolutely loved this book. From the characters, to the setting, to the plot this story is truly a masterpiece 

-Alexandra Acken 

This book gave me a greater appreciation of the Founding Fathers and for the first time made me think about what it means to be an American. I think this is the true gift of Saving Dr. Warren...A True Patriot

-Mac Holley

 It should be a 'must read' for Americans, anywhere from 13 and up

-Christopher Tatarek

Remembering Dr. Warren, and all he did for our country, can teach our generation how to make our country better 

-Micah Goldis

As someone who isn't a big fan of history, this book was a perfect eye-opener for me because it showed the importance of patriotism and how we need to show more respect for the people who did so much for our country

-Ivey Patton 

If you are looking for a book that will make you more appreciative of our veterans, this is the right book for you.


Saving Dr. Warren... a true patriot is Historical Fiction but it gets you into history by introducing the forgotten Founding

Father of Dr. Joseph Warren. His contribution to the Revolutionary War has long been overlooked but with Jeffrey McKenna’s book his contribution can now be remembered

-Farley Nunnelley

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It's your classic Hero's Journey tale: call to adventure, assistance, trials, climactic battle, the treasure, the return. Rightfully so, the experience changes [the main character]. How? You'll need to read the book for that!

Tragic and funny, exciting and inspirational--come join Steve on his adventure in this must-read book. It won't disappoint!

Andrew Cotten, 8th Grade English Teacher

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