Book Cover of Patricia's Vision: The Doctor Who Saved Sight by Michelle Lord

If you have a young one who is interested in science, this book is a great choice to lay the foundation in inspiration and confidence.

The inspiring story of Dr. Patricia Bath, a groundbreaking ophthalmologist who pioneered laser surgery—and gave her patients the gift of sight.

Born in the 1940s, Patricia Bath dreamed of being an ophthalmologist at a time when becoming a doctor wasn’t a career option for most women—especially African-American women. This empowering biography follows Dr. Bath in her quest to save and restore sight to the blind, and her decision to “choose miracles” when everyone else had given up hope. Along the way, she cofounded the American Institute for the Prevention of Blindness, invented a specialized laser for removing cataracts, and became the first African-American woman doctor to receive a medical patent.

Reading Level: Kindergarten - 2 grade level
Page Count: 48
ISBN: 978-1454931379

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