Editorial Review

A noteworthy review of Our People from School Library Journal on April 1, 2004

Cover: Elizabeth Blackwell: Physician and Health Educator

Both biographies have minimal fictionalization of conversation and emotion. Although Kent’s portrayal of these women is idealistic and simplified, the texts are fluid and appropriate for the target audience. Each book contains full-page sidebars that explain relevant topics, for example, ‘Doctors Then and Now’ (Blackwell) and ‘Vaudeville Theater’ (Keller). ‘Interesting Facts’ appear in the margins. Some explain the text, while others are merely trivia. Average-quality photographs, mostly in black and white, illustrate both titles. Solid choices for report writers.

—Donna Cardon

Products Reviewed

Title   ATOS Format Qty
Elizabeth Blackwell: Physician and Health Educator 5.9
Helen Keller: Author and Advocate for the Disabled 5.7

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