Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors?: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell
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A nonfiction picture book telling the inspiring story of Elizabeth Blackwell, the first female doctor, by the author of Elizabeth Leads the Way.
In the 1830s, when a brave and curious girl named Elizabeth Blackwell was growing up, women were supposed to be wives and mothers. Some women could be teachers or seamstresses, but career options were few. Certainly no women were doctors.
But Elizabeth refused to accept the common beliefs that women weren't smart enough to be doctors, or that they were too weak for such hard work. And she would not take no for an answer. Although she faced much opposition, she worked hard and finally―when she graduated from medical school and went on to have a brilliant career―proved her detractors wrong. This inspiring story of the first female doctor shows how one strong-willed woman opened the doors for all the female doctors to come.
Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors? by Tanya Lee Stone is an NPR Best Book of 2013.
This title has Common Core connections.
Tanya Lee Stone
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
4 - 8 years
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Additional Reader & Professional Reviews:
“Here's a refreshing introduction to a regularly but often dryly cited female 'first'.”
-- The Horn Book
“Stone presents the highly readable and detailed story of a girl who is sure to inspire aspiring young doctors.”
-- School Library Journal
“Staccato text, short and snappy, easy to read yet full of information about both Blackwell and her times.” --- Booklist, starred review
“A bracing, vivacious account of a pioneering woman.”
“[a] smart and lively biography of Elizabeth Blackwell.”
-- Publishers Weekly
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