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The story of Clara Barton
Koestler-Grack, Rachel A., 1973-
Publication Information:
Philadelphia : Chelsea Clubhouse, [2004]

Physical Description:
32 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm.
Describes the life of the nurse who served on the battlefields of the Civil War and later founded the American Red Cross.
As the bullets whizzed by -- Life on the farm -- A generous teacher -- Battlefield nurse -- The search for missing soldiers -- Founding the American Red Cross.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.8 1.0 75792.
Format :


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HV569.B3 K64 2004 Juvenile Non-Fiction Biography
HV569.B3 K64 2004 Juvenile Non-Fiction Biography
HV569.B3 K64 2004 Juvenile Non-Fiction Biography

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The BREAKTHROUGH BIOGRAPHIES series introduces the lives of well-known people. Through easy-to-read text, captioned photographs, and primary captioned photographs, and primary source quotations, students will explore the subjects' early years and the accomplishments that made them famous. Clara Barton never hesitated to speak out for those in need. During the Civil War, she went to the battlefields to nurse suffering soldiers. She later founded the American Red Cross.

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Booklist Review

Reviewed with Rachel A.oestler-Grack's The Story of Eleanor Roosevelt0 . Gr. 4-7. Women's history is very much the center in these titles in the Breakthrough Biographies series, which blend personal story with politics and history. The Barton volume begins with a dramatic double-page spread about her work on the Civil War battlefield, then goes back to her childhood and early years as a teacher, before turning to her war work and breakthrough achievement in founding the American Red Cross. Roosevelt's biography begins with her role in creating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, then backtracks to the story of the awkward little girl who grew up to be not only first lady but also a powerful international politician and columnist in her own right. The boldface used for terms explained in the glossary seems obtrusive, but otherwise the style and design are just right for middle-graders. The type is spacious, illustrations appear on every page, and a chronology, a list of exciting facts, and a short bibliography, including Web sites, round out each volume. Both books will stimulate readers to find out more about the women and their times. --Hazel Rochman Copyright 2004 Booklist

School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-With short chapters and graphic slashes of orange and blue on every page, this biography covers the life and impact of Barton, beginning with her birth and including her work as teacher, nurse, and organizational leader. Boxed quotes emphasize the woman's philosophy. The book is illustrated with historical documents, original art, and color photographs of places that still exist. The captions are clear and informative. A page of photos and short biographies of famous contemporary women is included. This visually appealing title is easier than books in the "Gateway Biography" series (Millbrook) and similar to those in the "Let Freedom Ring" series (Bridgestone) and "Picture-Story Biographies" series (Children's).-Erlene Bishop Killeen, Fox Prairie Elementary School, Stoughton, WI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.



During the Civil War, Clara Barton bravely ventured out to the battlefields to tend wounded soldiers. She later founded the American Red Cross. Excerpted from The Story of Clara Barton by Rachel A. Koestler-Grack All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.