Clara Barton helped find missing soldiers during the Civil War, fought for women’s right to vote, and founded the American Red Cross. Can you imagine what her life must have been like? What was she like as a person? Read this book in the American Lives series to find out how Clara Barton tried to make the world a better place. Find out how Clara started the first public school in New Jersey, how Clara helped soldiers during the Civil War, and what German award Clara won for her bravery.
About the Author
Elizabeth Raum has written over two-dozen nonfiction books for young readers, including a biography of Louis Armstrong for Capstone Press. Over the years, she has worked as a middle school and high school English teacher, an elementary school librarian, and a college library director. Elizabeth Raum has written many nonfiction books for children. Two of her Capstone You Choose books, Orphan Trains: An Interactive History Adventure (2011) and Can You Survive Storm Chasing? (2012), are Junior Library Guild selections. Elizabeth lives in Michigan with her husband, Richard.
Table of Contents
Hopes and fears Little sister Growing up Helper Teacher Patent clerk Civil War Angel of the battlefield Detective Speaking out International Red Cross American Red Cross Later years.