Publisher description for Who was Clara Barton? / by Stephanie Spinner ; illustrated by David Groff.


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Clarissa “Clara” Barton was a shy girl who grew up to become a teacher, nurse, and humanitarian._ At a time when few women worked outside the home, she became the first woman to hold a government job, as a patent clerk in Washington, DC. In 1864, she was appointed “lady in charge” of the hospitals at the front lines of the Union Army, where she became known as the “Angel of the Battlefield.” Clara Barton built a career helping others._ She went on to found the American Red Cross, one of her greatest accomplishments, and one of the most recognized organizations in the world.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Barton, Clara, -- 1821-1912 -- Juvenile literature.
American Red Cross -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Nurses -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Barton, Clara, -- 1821-1912.
American Red Cross.
Nurses.
Women -- Biography.
Barton, Clara, -- 1821-1912. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00049230
American Red Cross. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00598222
Nurses. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01041618
United States. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01204155