Thursday, September 10, 2015

September Grades 3-4 Book Club: Nurse, Soldier, Spy by Marissa Moss

For September's Book Club, we read Nurse, Soldier, Spy: The Story of Sarah Edmonds, A Civil War Hero by Marissa Moss. Cadence, Cameron, Eloise and Lillian were present.

Why did Sarah Emma Edmonds start dressing as a man? 

-Because she wanted to go to war.
-She dressed as a man because she was escaping from an arranged marriage. 

What did she do as a man that she couldn’t as a woman? 

-She fought in the war.
-She was in the army.
-She was able to travel freely.

Imagine what a woman’s life was like in the 1860s. What things do you think women can do today that they couldn’t then? 

-They can go into the army.
-They can walk down the street without anyone else.
-Women can vote.
-They can be president.
-They can wear comfortable clothes.
-Women can wear pants.
-Women don't have to wear corsets.

Why did Sarah Emma Edmonds enlist in the Union Army? 

-Because she wanted to live like a boy.
-She wanted to help the army.
-She wanted to be in combat.

Why did other women disguise themselves as men in order to enlist? 

-The women dressed up so that they could be with their husbands.

What kind of character do you think Sarah Emma Edmonds had? Describe her personality. 

-A good person because she helped people.
-She was brave. Dangerously brave. Exquisitely brave.

If you wanted to learn more about the Civil War or Sarah Emma Edmonds, where would you look?

-A biography.
-On the internet.

Rate this book between 1 and 5 with 5 being the best.


In October, we will be reading Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures by Jackson Pearce and Maggie Stiefvater. We will be meeting on Wednesday, October 14 at 3:00 p.m. Books will be available behind the Circulation Desk. Please register for the Book Club at the Desk so that Miss Lisa can buy enough snacks!

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