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Cathy Williams, Buffalo Soldier

Title

Cathy Williams, Buffalo Soldier

Illustrator

Doreen Lorenzetti

Publisher

Pelican Publishing Co.

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9781589808010

Pages

32 pages

Genre

biography

Format

picturebook

Item Type

Nonfiction

Annotation

Cathy Williams was the first documented woman to enlist in the United States Army. By disguising herself as a man after the Civil War, she joined the Buffalo Soldiers in protecting the expanding Western states. Cathy's efforts as a soldier earned her an adequate salary and a small place in history.

Grade Level

K-3; 3-5

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Race discrimination; Military families; Separation; Gender nonconformity; racism; prejudice; segregation; separated parents; gender expression; gender roles

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

African American

Family Formation

separated parents

Awards

The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection

Keywords

war; slavery; Civil War; Buffalo Soldiers; army; good pay; courage; secret identity

Diversity Impact

direct

Cathy Williams, Buffalo Soldier

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