Patricia's vision : the doctor who saved sight / by Michelle Lord ; illustrated by Alleanna Harris.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: This is the inspirin story of Dr. Patricia Bath, a groundbreaking ophthalmologist who pioneered laser surgery--and gave her patients the gift of sight. Dr. Bath's interest in helping blind people started when she was six years old. All the doctors she knew were men, but she saw possiblity when others couldn't. Her remarkable story is sure to inspire and empower kids around the world.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Born in 1940s Harlem, Patricia Bath dreamed of being a doctor--even though that wasn't a career option for most women. This biography follows Dr. Bath in her quest to become an ophthalmologist and restore sight to the blind. "Choosing miracles" when everyone else had given up hope, she invented a specialized laser for removing cataracts, becoming the first African American woman doctor to receive a medical patent"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references.
      005+.
      K - 3.
    • ISBN:
      9781454931379
      145493137X
    • Accession Number:
      2019012072
    • Accession Number:
      on1090698904
      1090698904
    • Accession Number:
      fay.706127

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2020 March #1

Patricia's Vision joins the rising tide of books related to the contributions of women, particularly women of color, to STEM professions by featuring the many accomplishments of Dr. Patricia Bath, a pioneering Black ophthalmologist, who patented groundbreaking laser-eye-surgery technology. The storytelling touches on events throughout her life, including incidents of sexism and racism, her profound focus on issues of health equity for the people in her low-income Harlem neighborhood, and how she developed the laser device that would revolutionize cataract surgery. The accessible language does not minimize her triumphs, though that, combined with the fairly simplistic artwork, make this seem like it's intended for an audience slightly too young to appreciate the importance of her achievements in ophthalmology. Nevertheless, attention to a lesser-known STEM figure is always welcome, and the images of eye anatomy and how Bath's procedure works add very useful context. Recommended for larger children's biography collections. Grades 2-5. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2019 Fall

At age six, Patricia Bath (1942–2019) declared: ‘I want to be a doctor!' Though she faced obstacles because of her gender, race, and socioeconomic status, she succeeded, breaking boundaries in many arenas including becoming the first African American female doctor granted a medical patent. Quotes from Dr. Bath appear throughout, and colorful digital illustrations reflect her curiosity and compassion. Reading list, timeline. Bib. Copyright 2021 Horn Book Guide Reviews.