Thursday, May 17, 2007

Clara Barton and the American Red Cross (book review)

Clara Barton and the American Red Cross, written by Eve Marko, tells the story of Clara Barton and how she founded the American Red Cross. Clara started her nursing career with her own pets. She then went on to nurse her sick brother and finally to nursing soldiers in the Civil War! When Clara went to Europe for vacation, she heard about the International Red Cross. Thinking about how wonderful this would be in America, she headed back home and persuaded the president to join. And now, we are not only part of the International Red Cross, but we also have the American Red Cross as well, all thanks to Clara Barton!

This was a really good book, and it made me want to learn more about Clara Barton! It was a fast read and didn't go into that much detail, but I still enjoyed reading it!

This book gets 8.5 out of 10 stars.

The Spring Reading Thing reading challenge: 17 books down, 13 to go.