Action-packed non-fiction, the graphic library series present the stories of history in high-interest, graphic novel format. The story of Clara Barton's childhood, education, teaching experiences, work as a nurse during the Civil War, and her efforts to have the Red Cross in America are recounted in pictures and captions. Index, glossary, and "more information" fact page are included. 32 pages, softcover. 4th Grade reading level.
Clara Barton (1821-1912) grew up to show great courage in dangerous and challenging circumstances, all because she wanted to help others. During the Civil War, Clara delivered supplies right to the battlefields, where she cared for hundreds, if not thousands, of wounded Union and Confederate soldiers. So she founded the American Red Cross and persuaded the U.S. government to support its important mission. Her legacy continues today in the lives of the many Red Cross workers who put the needs of others before their own - just as Clara did so courageously.
Janet Benge, Geoff BengeEmerald Books / 2002 / Trade PaperbackOur Price$6.854.5 out of 5 stars for Heroes of History: Clara Barton, Angel of the Battlefield. View reviews of this product. 3 Reviews
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The Heroes of History series chronicles the true stories of fascinating men and women who changed the course of history. Known during the Civil War as the "Angel of the Battlefield," remarkable Clara Barton risked everything to save countless lives on the frontlines of battle. Once a painfully timid child, Clara was as bold as a lion when it came to helping others, whether wayward schoolboys, natural-disaster victims, or dying soldiers.
Who was Clara Barton? Where did she live, how did she obtain training, and what was her legacy in the health field? Black-and-white illustrations, maps, and a timeline are included. Ages 9-11. 106 pages, softcover.
Clara Barton was very shy and sensitive, and not always sure of herself. But her fighting spirit and desire to help others drove her to become one of the world's most famous humanitarians. Learn all about the life of the woman who formed the American Red Cross.
This Level 3 Ready-to-Read reader is designed for children who are reading proficiently, with rich vocabulary, more challenging stories, and longer chapters.