Patricia's Vision: The Doctor Who Saved Sight Volume 7 (Hardcover)

Patricia's Vision: The Doctor Who Saved Sight Volume 7 By Michelle Lord, Alleanna Harris (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Michelle Lord, Alleanna Harris (Illustrator)
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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.

About the Author

With three sisters and two daughters, Michelle Lord believes in girl power. She is the author of Sterling's A Girl Called Genghis Khan, as well as A Song for Cambodia, Little Sap and Monsieur Rodin, and numerous science books. Michelle lives in New Braunfels, TX, with her family. Alleanna Harris is an illustrator and artist from Willingboro, NJ. She graduated from the University of the Arts in 2015 with a BFA in Animation. Visit her online at and on Instagram @alleannaharris.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781454931379
ISBN-10: 145493137X
Publisher: Union Square Kids
Publication Date: January 7th, 2020
Pages: 48
Language: English