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Historical (fiction), 1,552 words, Level T (Grade 3), Lexile 640L
Sally's Secret Ambition is a story set in 1862 during the American Civil War. Sally is a young girl whose secret ambition is to become a surgeon like her father. Unfortunately in the late 1800s, a surgeon was not a typical profession held by women. However, Sally secretly learns the profession by watching her father and reading books on the subject. One day, Sally gets her chance to help a wounded soldier, and her secret is revealed. Illustrations support the text.
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