Susie King Taylor : Nurse, Teacher & Freedom Fighter, Hardback Book

Susie King Taylor : Nurse, Teacher & Freedom Fighter Hardback

Part of the Rise. Risk. Remember. Incredible Stories of Courageous Black Women series


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From the acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author of Never Caught and She Came to Slay comes a vibrant middle grade biography of Suzie King Taylor, the first Black Civil War nurse, in a new series spotlighting women of color who left their mark on history.

A groundbreaking figure in every sense of the word, Suzie King Taylor (18481912) was the first Black nurse during the Civil War, tending to the wounded soldiers of the 1st South Carolina Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Afterward, she was a key figure in establishing a postbellum educational system for formerly bonded Black people, opening several dedicated schools in Georgia. Taylor was also the first Black woman to publish her memoirs.

Even as her country was at war with itself, Taylor valiantly fought for the rights of her people and demonstrated true heroism.


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