Patricia's Vision: The Doctor Who Saved Sight
Patricia's Vision: The Doctor Who Saved Sight
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Patricia's Vision: The Doctor Who Saved Sight

Written by Michelle Lord & illustrated by Alleanna Harris
Part of the People Who Shaped Our World Book Series
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$16.95
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5 - 9
Reading age
48
Page count
32
Words per page
~681L
Lexile measure
Jan 7, 2020
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An educational and inspirational story of a woman pioneer in a STEM field for longer attention spans.

This is the story of Dr. Patricia Bath, the inventor of the Laserphaco Probe and a life-long advocate for the blind and seemingly impossible cases. Patricia’s early dreams of becoming a doctor are realized through her hard work and passion for science, along with her parent’s support. When faced with discrimination in the workplace and the doubts of her colleagues, Patricia perseveres in her advocacy of her patients and her hope for the future . . . that the blind will see. This impressively detailed biography follows Dr. Bath from early childhood through to retirement, and its length and level of detail make it best suited for the older picture book audience with a sufficient attention span. Dr. Bath’s determination to solve problems and see possibilities come through as central themes of the book, and the choice of quotes from Dr. Bath herself (“I believe that someday the blind will see . . . ”) and phrasing of dialog in the text (“Other doctors said, ‘It’s impossible,’ Dr. Bath said, ‘I choose miracles.’) emphasize the miraculous nature of her goals and accomplishments. The illustrations are informative and adequately interpret the story in pictorial form but fail to spark joy.

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  • Patricia was fascinated with science and with the eye—she worked hard and never gave up on her dream. Do you have a dream? Something you're passionate about? How can you start working towards your goal now?
  • When she was discriminated against, Patricia stood up for herself, and she also stood up for others when no one believed in them or that they could see again. How can you prevent bullying and help others.
  • Patricia did a series of experiments to develop her Laserphaco Probe. What do you know about the scientific process? Consider running your own experiment to test something (with an adult's help if needed!)

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Book Details

ISBN
9781454931379
Publication Date
January 7, 2020
Publisher
Sterling Childrens Books
Illustration Details
The art for this book was created digitally.
Page Count
48
Words Per Page
32
Audience
Picture
Reading Age
5 - 9 years
Est. Lexile® Level
~681L
Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
~P
ATOS® Book Level
4.4
Accelerated Reader® Points
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz
507800
Accelerated Reader Interest Level
LG

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