David Potter
THE LEFT BEHINDS: Abe Lincoln and the Selfie that Saved the Union (Crown Books for Young Readers, 2016)
THE LEFT BEHINDS AND THE iPHONE THAT SAVED GEORGE WASHINGTON (Crown Books for Young Readers, 2015)

On Christmas Day, Mel finds General George Washington lying dead as a doornail in a stable. But Mel knows that George Washington must cross the Delaware River, or the course of American history will be changed forever.

Could Mel’s iPhone have sent him back in time to 1776? And can Mel and his schoolmates, know-it-all Bev and laid-back Brandon, come to the rescue? Perhaps, with a little help from two colonial kids and Benjamin Franklin himself.

Debut novelist David Potter cleverly combines time travel, humor, and American history in this fast-paced adventure.