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Charissa of the Overland

by de la Garza, Phyllis
Publisher: Royal Fireworks
Issue: Summer 1999
ISBN: 0880923709

Based on a true story, this young adult's novel has 16-year-old Charissa assuming a male identity to escape from Quantrill's Raiders. Traveling the frontier as a stagecoach driver, she encounters Civil War tensions, Indians, and highwaymen.

review of Charissa of the Overland, by de la Garza, Phyllis, Civil War Book Review, (Summer 1999).