Discover the interesting life of Betsy Ross with the next edition in the Who Was? series of biographies for children. Written with children ages 7 to 12 in mind, this biography offers an interesting look into the life of Betsy Ross, from her childhood as a Quaker, her lifelong job as a seamstress, and as the woman behind the legend of the American Flag! Includes fun facts throughout about Betsy and the American Flag, as well as a timeline of Ross' life.
Born the eighth of seventeen children in Philadelphia, Betsy Ross lived in a time when the American colonies were yearning for independence from British rule. Ross worked as a seamstress and was eager to contribute to the cause, making tents and repairing uniforms when the colonies declared war. By 1779 she was filling cartridges for the Continental Army. Did she sew the first flag? That’s up for debate, but Who Was Betsy Ross? tells the story of a fierce patriot who certainly helped create the flag of a new nation.
James Buckley, Jr. has written more than 50 books for kids, including Who Was Ernest Shackleton?