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Title:
Clara Barton : founder of the American Red Cross
Author:
Ditchfield, Christin.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Franklin Watts, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
111 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Summary:
Discusses the life and work of Clara Barton, a nurse during the Civil War and founder of the American Red Cross.
Language:
English
Contents:
From "tot" to teacher -- Restless years -- Angel of the battlefield -- Recovering from war -- The birth of a new dream -- A different kind of battle -- The Red Cross to the rescue -- Leaving a legacy.
Reading Level:
910 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.1 3.0 77331.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 5.9 7 Quiz: 34835 Guided reading level: T.
ISBN:
9780531122761
Format :
Book

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Clara Barton was a painfully shy child who grew up to become a courageous humanitarian. She first worked as a teacher. Later, during the Civil War, she tended to wounded Union soldiers, earning her the nickname "Angel of the Battlefield." While traveling in Europe, she learned about the International Red Cross, a volunteer group dedicated to taking care of people during wartime. Barton worked with the International Red Cross, helping with its efforts to aid civilians during the Franco-Prussian War. Barton worked tirelessly to create a Red Cross in the United States, lobbying politicians in Washington, D.C. She became the founder and first president of the American Red Cross and introduced programs to help victims of natural disasters as well as victims of war. Book jacket.


Table of Contents

1 From "Tot" to Teacherp. 7
2 Restless Yearsp. 17
3 Angel of the Battlefieldp. 31
4 Recovering From Warp. 47
5 The Birth of a New Dreamp. 59
6 A Different Kind of Battlep. 69
7 The Red Cross to the Rescuep. 79
8 Leaving a Legacyp. 91
Timelinep. 101
To Find Out Morep. 103
A Note on Sourcesp. 105
Indexp. 107