Even centuries after her death, Joan of Arc remains both deeply admired and mysterious. This title recounts her rise from obscurity as the daughter of a tenant farmer to military leadership in the French campaigns against the British in the Hundred Years’ War. It also highlights a strong woman embracing a destiny that, ultimately, meant sacrificing her own life for her faith and nation. The story of this unflinching leader—who remains a French national hero—during an era when women had far fewer freedoms than they do today makes for a lively, informative, and inspiring resource.
Series: Women Who Changed History
Interest Level: Grades 5-8
Guided Reading Level: Z
Lexile Level: 1140
ISBN: 9781680486476 (Print) 9781680486483 (E-book)