Women Heroes of the US Army: Remarkable Soldiers from the American Revolution to Today (Women of Action #23) (Hardcover)

Women Heroes of the US Army: Remarkable Soldiers from the American Revolution to Today (Women of Action #23) By Ann McCallum Staats Cover Image

Women Heroes of the US Army: Remarkable Soldiers from the American Revolution to Today (Women of Action #23) (Hardcover)


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Though early laws prohibited women from becoming soldiers, many women still found ways to serve, even disguising themselves as men to participate in active battle. Margaret Cochran Corbin joined the continental Army cannon crew after her husband was killed during the Civil War, disguised as "William Cathay." And Charity Adams Earley commanded the first African American battalion of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in Europe during World War II. 

Women Heroes of the US Army chronicles the critical role women have played in strengthening the US Army from the birth of the nation to today. These smart, brave, and determined women led the way for future generations to enter, grow and prosper in the forces defending the United States. Through the profiles highlighting the achievements of these trailblazers throughout history, young women today can envision an equitable future.
Ann McCallum Staats is the author of six children's books, including The Secret Life of Math, which won ForeWord's INDIE Gold Book of the Year, and the Eat Your Homework series. She holds a BA in Education from University of Victoria, BC, and an MA in Education from the University of Maryland. She is currently an ESOL high school teacher. She is also a member of SCBWI and the Children’s Book Guild of Washington, DC.
Product Details ISBN: 9780914091240
ISBN-10: 0914091247
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Publication Date: July 9th, 2019
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Women of Action
"Ann McCallum Staats brings to life the long-overlooked contributions of women soldiers in the US Army. This handy and engaging little book has earned its place in classrooms and home libraries." —Tanya Biank, author of Undaunted: The Real Story of America's Servicewomen in Today's Military and Lifetime TV's Army Wives

"Women Heroes of the US Army is a testament to the strength and resilience of women. A must-read for any young adult, and a proud addition to my classroom library." —Joy N. Hensley, author of Rites of Passage

"A fascinating, up-to-the minute account." —Rich Wallace, author of First Generation: 36 Trailblazing Immigrants and Refugees Who Make America Great

"Ann McCallum Staats weaves a riveting story, regaling us with facts coupled with a very personal touch. You feel as if you have met every one of the women in this book!" —Phyllis J. Wilson, Chief Warrant Officer 5, US Army (Retired) 

“[A] well-organized, accessible book.” --Booklist Online

"Exceptionally well written, organized and presented." --Midwest Book Review

"An interesting and empowering book."—Alphabet Soup

"The Women of Action series from the Chicago Review Press offers accessible biographies that introduce young adults to courageous and conviction-filled women and girls." — American Spirit

“An informative introduction to the women who have served their country."–Washington Parent