Amy O’Rourke tried to ignore their stares. She could hide the scars on her arms with her jacket, but the scars on her face were impossible to hide. She heard the snickers. Why was she putting herself through this? Could she find courage in a book for preschoolers about Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman in America to receive a medical degree? Join her and see in today’s short story for kids, “The First Moment of a New Day.”
Fits American history timeline.*
*If you are new to this series, visit my introduction to timelines.