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DK Biography: Clara Barton
     

DK Biography: Clara Barton

by Stephen Krensky
 

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Featuring detailed sidebars, handy vocabulary boxes, and a visual timeline, DK's Biography series is perfect for book reports or anytime reading.

DK Biography: Clara Barton tells the story of the humanitarian, suffragette, civil rights activist, and founder and first president of the American Red Cross including her childhood in Massachusetts,

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Featuring detailed sidebars, handy vocabulary boxes, and a visual timeline, DK's Biography series is perfect for book reports or anytime reading.

DK Biography: Clara Barton tells the story of the humanitarian, suffragette, civil rights activist, and founder and first president of the American Red Cross including her childhood in Massachusetts, her career as a teacher, her aid work during wartime (especially during the Civil War), and her founding of and work with the American Red Cross.

Supports the Common Core State Standards.

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School Library Journal
Gr 5–8—Told chronologically, this biography takes readers through the valiant woman's life: her family, early years as a teacher and employee of the United States Patent Office, work on battlefields, and as founder and director of the Red Cross. Barton is placed in historical context, and key concepts, such as the causes of the Civil War, the struggle for women's suffrage, and the importance of the Geneva Convention, are explained. Compact in form, the text is complemented by full-color and archival photographs and reproductions on every spread. Boxed text defines select vocabulary and sidebars highlight key historical figures and organizations. An extensive list of works cited and a useful index are appended. An excellent resource for reports that will also appeal to fans of biography.—Ragan O'Malley, Saint Ann's School, Brooklyn, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756672782
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
05/16/2011
Series:
DK Biography Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
1040L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Stephen Krensky is the author of more than 100 books for children, including DK Biography: Benjamin Franklin, DK Biography: Barack Obama, and works on George Washington and the Wright brothers. He lives in Lexington, Massachusetts, with his wife, Joan, and their family.

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