She Persisted: Virginia Apgar

She Persisted


Author: Sayantani DasGupta, Chelsea Clinton


Illustrator: Alexandra Boiger, Gillian Flint

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!

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. Complete with an introduction from Chelsea Clinton!