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Mary Seacole: Bound for the Battlefield

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Mary Seacole: Bound for the Battlefield
Written by Susan Goldman Rubin
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780763679941
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Mary Seacole: Bound for the Battlefield

author: Susan Goldman Rubin
illustrator: Richie Pope

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.

The life of pioneering Jamaican nurse Mary Seacole gets its dramatic due in a sweeping and stunning biography.
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$17.99 / $23.99
0763679941 /  9780763679941
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Non-Fiction - Picture Book / Hardback
age range:
8 yrs - 12 yrs
# of pages/size:
48 / 7 7/16" x 9 13/16"
grade range:
Grade 3 - Grade 7
Biography & Autobiography; People & Places;
author’s comments:
Susan Goldman Rubin is the author of many nonfiction books for children, including Stand There! She Shouted: The Invincible Photographer Julia Margaret Cameron and The Quilts of Gee’s Bend. She lives in Malibu, California.
illustrator’s comments:
Richie Pope is an illustrator and cartoonist whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, on Google, and in many other places. He is the recipient of the 2018 Columbus Comics Residency and lives in Dallas, Texas.
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