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Nurse, Soldier, Spy: 06/05/18
Nurse, Soldier, Spy by Marissa Moss and John Hendrix is a picture book biography of a Canadian who fought in the American Civil War and had wore many different hats in her career.
Sarah Emma Edmonds was one of many women who dressed as men to join in the war. Although here it appears to be more of a life choice beyond wanting to serve. Sarah took the name Frank Thompson and joined up with the Union Army.
The book grows through her initial trouble in joining up because she looked too young (no facial hair) to at the end being taken because all that were left were the teenage (and possibly younger) boys. John Hendrix uses bold lines and hand drawn lettering inspired by historical typefaces to bring Marissa Moss's words to life. Hendrix's style reminds me of Nathan Hale's illustrated novels.
For this Canadian book challenge, I'm including this one as an honorary entry since Edmonds was Canadian.