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Sarah Emma Edmonds Was a Great Pretender: The True Story of a Civil War Spy

Title

Sarah Emma Edmonds Was a Great Pretender: The True Story of a Civil War Spy

Authors

Carrie Jones

Illustrator

Mark Oldroyd

Publisher

Lerner Publishing Group

Publication Year

2011

ISBN

9780761353997

Pages

32 pages

Genre

biography

Format

picturebook

Item Type

Nonfiction

Annotation

A picture book biography of Sarah Emma Edmonds, a Canadian-born woman who served as a spy in the Union Army during the Civil War.

Grade Level

K-3; 3-5

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Single parent; Homelessness; Poverty; Gender nonconformity; single father; homeless; living in poverty; poor; girls who dress as boys; gender expression

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

single father

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2011, Nominee, Non-Fiction Picture Book

Keywords

runaway; imposters and impersonators; nurses; soldiers; spies; women soldiers

Diversity Impact

direct

Sarah Emma Edmonds Was a Great Pretender: The True Story of a Civil War Spy

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