Who was Betsy Ross?

James Buckley, Jr., 1963-

Book - 2014

Born the eighth of seventeen children in Philadelphia, Betsy Ross lived in a time when the American colonies were yearning for independence from British rule. Ross worked as a seamstress and was eager to contribute to the cause, making tents and repairing uniforms when the colonies declared war. By 1779 she was filling cartridges for the Continental Army. Did she sew the first flag? That's up for debate, but "Who Was Betsy Ross?" tells the story of a fierce patriot who certainly h...elped create the flag of a new nation.

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Children's Room jBIOGRAPHY/Ross, Betsy Due Feb 4, 2022
Who was-- ?
New York, New York, USA : Grosset & Dunlap 2014.
Physical Description
105 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 104-105).
Main Author
James Buckley, Jr., 1963- (author)
Other Authors
John O'Brien, 1953- (illustrator)
  • Who was Betsy Ross?
  • A Quaker girl
  • Time to go to work
  • War!
  • A new flag
  • A hometown invaded
  • Victory ... and a new life
  • The Claypooles move ahead
  • Busy to the end
  • A legend is born
  • Timelines.