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Native American Doctor

Native American Doctor

NATIVE AMERICAN DOCTOR ­– A biography of Susan LaFlesche Picotte

Written by Jeri Chase Ferris
Published by Carolrhoda Books, Inc., Minneapolis
First published in 1991, now in 9th hardcover printing

Winner of the Carter G. Woodson Award for “most distinguished book written for young readers depicting ethnic diversity in the United States”

National Council of the Social Studies/Children’s Book Council Notable
Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies

New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age

1992 SCCLCYP Award for “significant contribution to the field of biography”

California Readers Collection

Available at Barnes & Noble and on Amazon

Susan LaFlesche was born just as the Native Americans' way of life was being destroyed. She became an M.D. to try and save her people. Did she succeed? Why was she controversial? Read NATIVE AMERICAN DOCTOR to find out.

As a girl from Delaware wrote, "I don't usually read biography books, but I had to read one in Language Arts. Your book (Native American Doctor) wasn't as bad as I thought it would be." 
                           What more can an author ask??



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