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Spinner, Stephanie.
New York : Groset & Dunlap, 2014
IL 3-6, RL 6.0
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Meet Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross. Clara helped countless people all over the world and  many were very thankful for her brave efforts. She was the most decorated woman of her age.  Czar Nicholas II of Russia personally presented a medal to her in 1902 for helping the Russians during a famine.  You might be surprised to learn that as a child, Clara was so painfully shy that her mother worried what her daughter would be able to do with her life. Her mother got some advice that Clara should teach summer school.  Clara wasn’t too thrilled at the idea of teaching, but she taught summer school and enjoyed teaching so much that not only was her shyness  gone, she also helped to open schools for poor children. As a child, she was also a bit of a tomboy as she lived in a farm and helped with chores and liked riding horses and playing outside. Even as a child, Clara  wanted to help people.  When she was 11, her brother David fell off the roof of their family barn and was sick for two years. Clara nursed him all throughout the two years, cleaning his wounds, changing his bandages, bringing his meals.  Then, there was an epidemic of measles in her Massachusetts town, but Clara was not afraid. She went and nursed the children who got measles. She also nursed wounded soldiers during the American Civil War. This amazing lady worked so very hard to help people, even into her old age. Learn more about her life and important work in this book  (May Harn Liu librarian)

SUBJECTS:    Barton, Clara, 1821-1912.
                        American Red Cross.
                        Women Biography.

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