Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors?
The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell
Tanya Lee Stone
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
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
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From Publishers Weekly
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My kids love This book!
Beautiful drawings and good writing! My kids love it
My class of 2nd graders loved this book! They though it was very interesting to learn about the first female doctor. They loved the illustrations too!