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Nurse, Soldier, Spy: The Story of Sarah Edmonds, A Civil War Hero

Title

Nurse, Soldier, Spy: The Story of Sarah Edmonds, A Civil War Hero

Authors

Marissa Moss

Illustrator

John Hendrix

Publisher

Abrams Books for Young Readers

Publication Year

2011

ISBN

9780810997356

Pages

48 pages

Genre

biography

Format

picturebook

Item Type

Nonfiction

Annotation

A story of a nineteen-year-old woman who disguised herself as a man to avoid an unwanted marriage and who distinguished herself as a male nurse during the Civil War, and later as a spy for the Union Army.

Grade Level

K-3

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Gender nonconformity; gender roles; girls who dress as boys; gender expression

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

none

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2011, Nominee, Non-Fiction Picture Book
Eureka! Nonfiction Children's Book Award, 2011, Honor
Great Lakes Great Books Award, 2012, Honor Book, Grades 4-5

Keywords

military; Civil War; female soilder; nurse; spy

Diversity Impact

direct

Nurse, Soldier, Spy: The Story of Sarah Edmonds, A Civil War Hero

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