Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors?

The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell

By Tanya Lee Stone; Marjorie Priceman (Illustrator)
(Henry Holt & Company, Hardcover, 9780805090482, 40pp.)

Publication Date: February 19, 2013

List Price: $17.99*
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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Spring '13 Kids List
“This is a perfect book to give to every little girl you know! Stone does a wonderful job in telling the story of Blackwell's bravery, curiosity, and determination, and Priceman's illustrations expertly capture this moving tale, which is sure to inspire women of all ages.”
-- Jeanne Snyder, Books & Books, Coral Gables, FL


Description

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.




About the Author
Tanya Lee Stone has written several books for young readers, including the young adult novel "A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl". She lives with her family in Vermont.

Marjorie Priceman, illustrator of many acclaimed picture books, has won Caldecott Honors for her illustrations in "Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin! Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin! "by Lloyd Moss and "Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the Frist Hot-Air Balloon Ride", which she also wrote. She lives in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
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