Fascinating Lives: Doctors, Nurses, and First Responders

By Luis Diaz | May 14 2020 | Health, Sports, Games, and Crafts

PRH Education honors all of the doctors, nurses, and first responders who risk their lives every day to serve others in their communities. We have put together a list of nonfiction titles for students who wish to learn more about some of the remarkable men and women who made selfless contributions throughout history, during times of pandemics, wars, disasters, and crises. Among the many fascinating lives profiled in these books, students will read about: Welles Crowther, a volunteer firefighter whose actions on 9/11 offer a lasting lesson on character, calling and courage (The Red Bandanna; adult and young reader adaptation); Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, a pediatrician who courageously helped to expose the Flint water crisis (What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City), and Florence Nightingale, who cared for British soldiers during wartime and changed the field of nursing (DK Life Stories: Florence Nightingale).


The Red Bandanna
A Life. A Choice. A Legacy.
978-1-59420-677-1
The inspirational story of Welles Crowther, whose decision, determination and sacrifice in the terror of 9/11 have inspired millions, and whose short life offers a lasting lesson on character, calling, and courage--in how we live, and in the legacy we choose to leave behind
$25.00 US
Sep 06, 2016
Hardcover
224 Pages
Penguin Press
Grades 9-12 + AP/IB

The Red Bandanna (Young Readers Adaptation)
978-0-425-28764-4
An inspiring true story of a 9/11 hero about making a difference through our actions, told by New York Times bestselling author Tom Rinaldi.
$8.99 US
Aug 14, 2018
Paperback
176 Pages
Puffin Books
Grade 5 & Up

DK Life Stories: Florence Nightingale
978-1-4654-7844-3
In this kids' biography, discover the fascinating story of Florence Nightingale, who cared for British soldiers during wartime as the "Lady of the Lamp" and changed the field of nursing.
$16.99 US
Apr 16, 2019
Hardcover
128 Pages
DK Children
Grades 3-7