Thursday, January 19, 2023

Santiago! by Jay Hosler - ESSENTIAL

! Artist, Scientist, Troublemaker by Jay Hosler
, 218 GRAPHIC NOVEL BIOGRAPHY Margaret Ferguson Books Holiday House. 2022 23 

Language: G (0 swears 0 'f'); Mature Content: G;  Violence: PG (child abuse) 



Santiago Ramon y Cajal, wanted to grow up to be an artist, but his father said he had to be a doctor. Santiago was forbidden to paint and because of that, was often in conflict with his father. However, Santiago never gave up on his dream and began painting brain cells to unlock their secrets. Santiago won the Nobel Prize for medicine in 1906. 

Told as a graphic novel, this format makes Santiago's story accessible and relatable. His antics as a child almost got him killed, but readers will be impressed at how he never gives up on his dream. The source notes for each chapter at the back of the book are just as interesting as the chapters themselves. It's fascinating to learn what Santiago accomplished to advance brain surgery. Santiago Ramon y Cajal is Spanish

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