The Life of Charles Drew

The Life of Charles Drew

by Katherine S. Talmadge, Antonio Castro

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Gr 5-8-- The lives of these famous medical researchers are recounted in clear, lively detail and the importance of their work is placed in historical perspective without unnecessarily weighing down the texts. The facts are given with just enough personalizing, through dialogue and anecdote, to make the mens' stories interesting to average readers. Black-and-white pencil drawings portray the subjects with their families engaging in hobbies as well as in their research. Rich's Louis Pasteur (Gareth Stevens, 1989) is more in-depth and includes numerous photographs, offering more information for report writers. Sabin's Louis Pasteur: Young Scientist (Troll, 1983) is written on a simpler level, and includes only Pasteur's childhood and young adult years. Drew's experiences as an African-American are noted, making the volume valuable for black history observations as well as general biography. Bertol's Charles Drew (Crowell, 1970; o.p.) is aimed at a somewhat younger audience; Mahone-Lonesome's Charles Drew (Chelsea, 1990) is a more comprehensive treatment of this noted surgeon and his accomplishments. --Joyce Adams Burner, formerly at Spring Hill Middle School, KS

Product Details

Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
Pioneers in Health and Medicine Ser.
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.52(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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