Girls for Medicine

Special Edition

Children - Picture Book
44 Pages
Reviewed on 11/04/2021
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Author Biography

Orezime Uyeh is originally from Atlanta, GA. She earned her B.S. in Biology from Georgia Institute of Technology (2017) and her M.S. in Biology from Georgia State University (2019). Orezime is currently a medical student at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, and she aspires to be a physician who positively impacts the younger generation. In February 2020, Orezime published her original version of her first children's book, "Girls for Medicine." In 2021, Orezime officially founded her independent publishing company, The Little Medics Publishing House, which will continue to produce STEM books featuring diverse characters and targeting minority youth.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite

Do you like science? Do you enjoy working with others, helping them feel better? Perhaps your life will lead you into a career in health sciences. There are so many amazing things you can do: you can be a doctor, a nurse, a pharmacist, an optometrist, a dentist, a veterinarian, with so many other amazing medical professional careers. A group of young girls who love science dream of being one of these medical professionals and they plan to work hard to achieve their dreams.

Orezime Uyeh’s picture book story, Girls for Medicine, is a special edition with a theme of diversity to encourage and empower young girls to dream big, to plan for a rewarding future in health sciences. The plot begins with a challenge from the science teacher (also a woman) to the girls in her class. She challenges them to go outside, lie on the grass, and dream big. Each girl dreams of a different possible medical professional career and the plot discusses each potential career and why each girl is the best choice for the given career. At the end of the book is an interesting selection of brief insights on the main characters from the book and their chosen career path. This section is titled ‘The Amazing Medical Squad.’ Then the author introduces herself and her own passion for health sciences, a career she is currently pursuing. She includes a fun fact sheet about herself and there’s more info about medical careers and the author at the Girls for Medicine website.

The illustrations are bright and colorful. The text is written in various fonts to add some highlighting features. The vocabulary is simple, including phonetics on some of the more difficult words, to help the young reader improve their reading skills. This is a great story to encourage young girls to consider a career in medicine. Although the author covers many different medical fields, there are many more to consider.