An introduction to the life and achievements of the first American female doctor describes the limited career prospects available to women in the early nineteenth-century, the opposition Blackwell faced while pursuing a medical education, and her pioneering medical career that opened doors for future generations of women.
Marjorie Priceman has twice received Caldecott Honors, one for her illustrations in Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin! and one for Hot Air: The(Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride. She is the illustrator of Who Said Women Can’t Be Doctors? by Tanya LeeStone. She lives in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.