Who says women can't be doctors? : the story of Elizabeth Blackwell
171017s2013 nyua j b 000 0beng
|aStone, Tanya Lee.
|aWho says women can't be doctors? |bthe story of Elizabeth Blackwell |cTanya Lee Stone ; illustrated by Marjorie Priceman.
|aNew York |bChristy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt and Co.|c2013.
|a1 v. (unpaged) |bcol. ill. |c29 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references.
|aAn introduction to the life and achievements of the first American female doctor describes the limited career prospects available to women in the early nineteenth- century, the opposition Blackwell faced while pursuing a medical education, and her pioneering medical career that opened doors for future generations of women.
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 2013This title has Common Core connections.