Picture of Clara Barton: "Face Danger, But Never Fear It"

Clara Barton

"Face Danger, But Never Fear It"

Series: Americans—The Spirit of a Nation

By Don Nardo

During the bloodiest battle on American soil at Antietam Creek, Clara Barton worked tirelessly in the midst of chaos bandaging wounds and giving soldiers water. Although soldiers found it unusual to have a woman on the frontlines, they appreciated her hard work and kindness. Barton saved many lives during the Civil War, but her heroics went far beyond the battlefield. Follow Don Nardo as he explores the life of Clara Barton, from her days as a ground-breaking teacher to her creation of the American Red Cross.

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Reviews

"A chronology, a glossary, an index, and a list of sources make the book useful for research."

Children's Literature

"Quotes from her writings and other sources, plus numerous color photos, add to the authenticity and pleasure of reading this fine biography."

Library Media Connection, August/September 2008

"Archival photographs, maps, primary sources, and well-documented citations combine with comprehensive texts to provide worthy biographies of two American icons."

The Horn Book Guide, Spring 2009

"This is a wonderful book."

Washington Young Adult Book Review Group, December 2008

"These functional biographies provide ample material for reports. The information is accurate and balanced, and chapter notes document all direct quotes."

School Library Journal, Fall 2008

"Nardo's portrait of Barton is well-written and well-researched . . . The text is conversational and lively, and provides an understanding of Barton and her mission. The layout is attractive . . ."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, May 2008

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