CHARLES RICHARD DREW, M.D. by Rinna Evelyn Wolfe


Age Range: 8 - 10
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 A ``First Book'' that introduces the pioneer behind the Red Cross Blood Bank. Wolfe sketches Drew's life as an athletic achiever, hard-pressed medical student, and distinguished researcher, teacher, and leader of his profession--an African American who battled racist restrictions with unyielding dignity. The result is a fairly well-rounded but unfocused portrait, limited by a lackluster style and infelicitous format in which the gratuitously tinted photos are captioned in the same type as the text. Although books on Drew are needed, this is marginal. Brief bibliography of dated and/or secondary sources; index.~(Nonfiction. 8-10)

Pub Date: March 1st, 1991
ISBN: 0-531-20021-3
Page count: 64pp
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 1991