Sara Josephine Baker grew up questioning everything. She also grew up doing a lot of things that only boys were supposed to do. She mostly did them with her father and younger brother. Then when she was sixteen, Jo's world fell apart. Her father and brother died within months of each other. Jo thought it was her job to help support the family, so she went to college and became a doctor. But her first year she only earned 185 dollars. Nobody wanted a woman doctor, not even the women! That’s when Jo took a job as a public health nurse. It would be her job to find and help the sick children of New York City. Jo's Aunt Abby had taught Jo to question everything. Soon she began questioning the way people raised their babies. At first no one listened, but when people started listening, their babies stopped dying.
Read the exciting story of how Dr. Sara Jo Baker saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of babies.
Caitlind Alexander is the author of over 60 books for children, including the Jamie and Kendall Broderick Mystery series, the 14 Fun Facts and 101 Fun Facts series, the Wonderful World of Animals Series, and the Miss Jones series.
She lives in California where she loves to visit historic places and learn about new things. She also loves to travel and has been all over the world.read more
Reviews for Dr. Sara Josephine Baker: Educational Version
I really liked this book. I had never heard about this pioneering woman doctor, which is strange since she captured Typhoid Mary.read more
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