Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors?: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell

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Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors?: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell by Tanya Lee Stone and illustrated by Marjorie Priceman

Synopsis: 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.

Published: February 2013 | ISBN: 978-0805090482 | Ages: 5-8 years

Tanya’s Homepage: http://www.tanyastone.com
Tanya’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/TanyaLeeStone

Mini-bio: Marjorie Priceman is an American writer or illustrator of more than 30 children’s picture books including two Caldecott Honor Books. Wikipedia

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Hardcover Edition: Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors?: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell (Christy Ottaviano Books)
Kindle Edition: Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors?: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell (Christy Ottaviano Books)

Filed under: Biography, Kids, Picture Books, Scientists Tagged: Marjorie Priceman, Tanya Lee Stone

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