Award-winning author Tanya Lee Stone (Almost Astronauts, The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie) brings her nonfiction expertise to picture books. In Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors? Stone tells the fascinating story of Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to graduate from medical school and practice as a doctor. I’m not normally a huge fan of nonfiction picture books, but Stone’s narrative isn’t too long, and it flows like a bedtime story. She leaves the extra facts and specific details for her author’s note, and keeps the text appropriately simple.
Even if I didn’t love the text, I would buy this book based on the illustrations alone. Two-time Caldecott Honor winner, Marjorie Priceman brings the text to life with bright and whimsical illustrations. This book is the perfect introduction to nonfiction for the 3-6 year old crowd.
Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors?: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell by Tanya Lee Stone, illustrated by Marjorie Price; Henry Holt & Company; $16.99