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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Holt Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 978080509048240 Pages, Ages 5-8
Barnes & Noble
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
ME Chickadee Book Award - ML, Vermont Red Clover Children's Choice Award Master List, NPR Best Book of the Year, New York Charlotte Award Master List, Vermont Red Clover Children's Choice A ML, NCSS-CBC: Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), Orbis Pictus Recommended Title, Utah Beehive Book Award Master List, Amelia Bloomer Project/Feminist Task Force, Booklist Top 10 Biographies for Youth