She Persisted|Sayantani DasGupta
She Persisted : Virginia Apgar
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Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger comes a chapter book series about women who stood up, spoke up and rose up against the odds

In this chapter book biography by bestselling author and physician Sayantani DasGupta, readers learn about the amazing life of Virginia Apgar--and how she persisted.

There weren't many women who tried to become doctors when Virginia Apgar went to medical school--but she didn't let that stop her. After a professor discouraged from becoming a surgeon, she became an anesthesiologist instead and created the famous Apgar test to check the health of newborn babies. It's a test that's still used in hospitals across the world today

Complete with an introduction from Chelsea Clinton, black-and-white illustrations throughout, and a list of ways that readers can follow in Virginia Apgar's footsteps and make a difference

And don't miss out on the rest of the books in the She Persisted series, featuring so many more women who persisted, including Sally Ride, Temple Grandin, and more

Praise for She Persisted: Virginia Apgar

A fast-paced tale that will spark curiosity--Dr. Apgar would approve. --Kirkus Reviews

Equally appealing for report writers and readers looking for role models. --Booklist


  • ISBN-13: 9780593115770
  • ISBN-10: 0593115775
  • Publisher: Philomel Books
  • Publish Date: April 2021
  • Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.44 pounds
  • Page Count: 80
  • Reading Level: Ages 6-9