Mary Seacole: Bound For The Battlefield

ISBN-10: 0763679941
ISBN-13: 9780763679941
Author: Rubin, Susan Goldman
Illustrated by: Pope, Richie
Interest Level: 3-7
Publisher: Candlewick Press

Publication Date: October 2020

Copyright: 2020

Page Count: 48


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Interest Level

Grades 3-7

Reading Level

Guided Reading: U
Lexile: 870L

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Women

JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / Europe

Description
The life of pioneering Jamaican nurse Mary Seacole gets its dramatic due in a sweeping and stunning biography. Mary Seacole spent much of her life on the front lines of the Crimean War, ministering to the wounded, caring for soldiers, and making her mark on the world of medicine. This fascinating biography honors Mary Seacole's life, from her childhood in Kingston, Jamaica, and her encounters with racist Americans to her treatment of cholera patients in Panama and her bitter run-in with Florence Nightingale, who declined to work with her in Crimea because she wasn't white. But Mary Seacole knew that the sick and wounded needed her compassion and care, and despite all obstacles, she answered the call to help them. Author Susan Goldman Rubin gives voice to this fearless nurse and healer through captivating details drawn from Mary Seacole's own writings, while debut illustrator Richie Pope vividly captures her service at the bedside and on the battlefield. Inspiring and engaging, this biography introduces a compelling heroine who rose above barriers to earn a place in history.
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