Award-winning author publishes new book on Elizabeth Blackwell, MD

Who Says Women Can't Be DOCTORS? The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell
By Tanya Lee Stone
Illustrated by Marjorie Priceman

Though many may know Elizabeth Blackwell by name, few know the details of her unlikely journey to become the first woman doctor in this country. Gifted storyteller, Tanya Stone brings this story to life for children, capturing the grit, perseverance and triumph of the young Elizabeth. More than anything, this book helps break down gender stereotypes and encourages young girls not to be limited by societal expectations. Though women in medicine have come a long way since Blackwell's day, we are reminded that it takes but one individual to open the door for future generations of women to follow.

This book is a masterpiece a delightful read for adults and children alike and perfectly complemented by the whimsical drawings of Marjorie Priceman. No doubt, many a young reader will be inspired to pursue a career in medicine. Blackwell herself would have been proud.

Eliza Chin, MD, MPH
Executive Director, American Medical Women's Association
Editor, This Side of Doctoring: Reflections from Women in Medicine

Tanya Stone's Upcoming Book Signings

Thursday, Feb. 28, 10:30 a.m.
Politics and Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C.

Saturday, March 16
AMWA Annual Meeting
The New York Palace
455 Madison Ave.
New York, NY

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