A Step 3 beginning-reader biography of Civil War nurse and founder of the American Red Cross Clara Barton!
Meet a woman who outgrew her girhood shyness to became a fearless "Angel of the Battlefield"! This Step 3 biography follows Clara as she helps her brother recover from a terrible injury, overcomes her timidity and works as a teacher, and finally fights her way to the front lines of the Civil War, where she helps soldiers wounded in battle. Clara's story is a testament to the strength and grit of women, and is a role model who trancends history. Sarah Green's lovely and delicate illustrations render Clara's life in an appropriate and approachable way for young readers.
Step 3 Readers feature engaging characters in easy-to-follow plots about popular topics. For children who are ready to read on their own.
February 27, 2018
Lexile: 550L | Fountas/Pinnell: O
FRANK MURPHY has taught a wide variety grades at the elementary and middle school level. A history buff, baseball fan, and popular speaker, Frank is the author of many fun historical fiction books for young readers. including several popular Random House Step into Reading History Readers.
SARAH GREEN is a RISD-educated designer and illustrator based in California. Her work has been featured in 3x3 Magazine, and she has received several awards from the Society of Illustrators.