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African American Healers

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African American Healers by Clinton Cox
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This collection of profiles tells the inspiring stories of 25 African American healers: both the famous and the forgotten heroes whose contributions were invaluable to the advancement of medical science. Young readers will be encouraged by the achievements of physicians whose humanitarian and courageous efforts paved the road for other healers. Each well-rounded biography covers a healer's origins, challenges and accomplishments. "African American Healers" includes many litte-known names as well as the famous and legendary, including American Civil war nurse Susie King Taylor; Dr Charles Drew, father of the blood bank; and Dr Ben Carson, young, pioneering surgeon.

Author Biography

Clinton Cox is a journalist and author who has twice been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. His children's book Undying Glory was a CBC/NCSS Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies. Jim Haskins has written more than one hundred nonfiction books for young readers, including Diary of a Harlem School Teacher; his collaboration with Rosa Parks on her autobiography, Rosa Parks: My Story; The Harlem Renaissance; and Black Eagles: African Americans in Aviation. He is Professor of English at the University of Florida, Gainesville, and winner of numerous awards, including the Washington Post Children's Book Guild Award for the body of his work, the Carter G. Woodson Award, and the Coretta Scott King Book Award.
Release date NZ
January 11th, 2000
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
40 photographs
Imprint
John Wiley & Sons Inc
Pages
176
Series
Dimensions
198x241x16
ISBN-13
9780471246503
Product ID
3075595

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