Virginia Apgar: Innovative Female Physician and Inventor of the Apgar Score

Virginia Apgar: Innovative Female Physician and Inventor of the Apgar Score

by Melanie Ann Apel

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Gr 4-7-Each book looks at its subject's childhood and education, and then focuses on her career, contribution to her chosen field, and legacy. Several overriding themes come through in these titles, including the qualities and actions that seem to have led to the success of these women. Tenacity, a drive to follow one's dreams, being passionate about a chosen career, and maintaining interests outside of work are highlighted. Overall, the quality of the writing is inconsistent, but the books are well designed and present the information in a digestible and attractive format. Print is fairly large, all three books have color and black-and-white photos, and lots of extra information is included. In Apgar, for instance, there is an insert on the March of Dimes, an explanation of the Apgar score, and a detailed definition of anesthesiology. While these titles are solid choices for assignments, they have limited appeal and students will need to be led to them as these women are not household names.-Laura Reed, Kitchener Public Library, Ontario, Canada Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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Rosen Publishing Group, Incorporated, The
Publication date:
Women Hall of Famers in Mathematics and Science Series
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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