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She Persisted: Virginia Apgar

There weren't many women who tried to become doctors when Virginia Apgar went to medical school — but she didn't let that stop her. After a professor discouraged from becoming a surgeon, she became an anesthesiologist instead. While working with pregnant women and newborn babies, she created the famous Apgar test that lets doctors and nurses quickly assess the health of a newborn. It's a test that's still used in hospitals across the world today — and it's saved millions of lives!

Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestselling series She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger comes a chapter book biography that teaches young readers about this remarkable pioneer for women in medicine. Bestselling author and physician Sayantani DasGupta captures the importance of Apgar's work with age-appropriate explanations and a spirit of admiration that's sure to inspire. With black and white interior illustrations throughout by Gillian Flint, this early reader is a fascinating introduction to Apgar's life and the story of how she rose up against the odds.

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Product Details

Recommended Age 6 - 9
Author Sayantani DasGupta
Illustrator Alexandra Boiger, Gillian Flint
ISBN 0593115775
Publication Date Apr 6, 2021
Publisher Philomel Books
Series Name She Persisted
Language English