She Persisted: Virginia Apgar

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Date Released: April 6, 2021

There weren't many women who tried to become doctors when Virginia Apgar went to medical school--but she didn't let that stop her. After a professor discouraged from becoming a surgeon, she became an anesthesiologist instead and created the famous Apgar test to check the health of newborn babies. It's a test that's still used in hospitals across the world today!

In this chapter book biography by bestselling author and physician Sayantani DasGupta, readers learn about the amazing life of Virginia Apgar--and how she persisted. Complete with an introduction from Chelsea Clinton!

Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger comes a chapter book series about women who stood up, spoke up and rose up against the odds!

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Author:

Sayantani DasGupta, Chelsea Clinton

Illustrator:

Alexandra Boiger

Publisher:

Philomel Books

Recommended Ages:

6 - 9 years

Virginia Apgar

Girls Love STEAM Review:

Additional Reader & Professional Reviews:

"A fast-paced tale that will spark curiosity—Dr. Apgar would approve."
-- Kirkus Reviews

"Equally appealing for report writers and readers looking for role models."
-- Booklist

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