Monday, May 24, 2021

Susan La Flesche Picotte, Pioneering Doctor by Diane Bailey - ADVISABLE

Susan La Flesche Picotte, Pioneering Doctor (Discovering History’s Heroes) by Diane Bailey
, 127 pages. NON-FICTION/BIOGRAPHY. Aladdin (Simon), 2021. $19. 9781534463301 

Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G; Violence: G



In the late 1800’s it was unheard of to have a female doctor, let alone a female Native American doctor. But this did not stop Susan La Flesche of the Omaha tribe, who was the first Native American to earn a medical degree. 

Students who are interested in biographies will enjoy this book. It is written for young readers, but it is an interesting read for any age. Not only does the book share information about Susan La Flesche, but there is also a lot to learn from this book about women’s history, Native American assimilation, and the history of the United States. The inclusion of bolded words and a glossary is a nice text feature of the book. 

Keri, elementary school teacher 

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