My Doctor Looks Like Me
Sebastian has doubts about becoming a doctor because he thinks he is not enough. A visit to his new pediatrician alters his young life. For the first time, he meets a doctor that looks like him. Sebastian sees the doctor as an adult version of himself and imagines himself as a doctor in a white coat. This chance meeting gave him the inspiration he needed to feel good about himself and pursue his dreams. Meeting the doctor left an indelible impression on the young boy.
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My Doctor Looks Like Me is the first title in a series of books that will be written to inspire children to succeed. African-American and Hispanic physicians make up less than 5% of all physicians. It is not likely that every child of color will see a doctor that looks like him or her. The writing of this book series signals the start of a Movement to introduce every underrepresented black or brown child to a professional that they can possibly identify with and aspire to follow in their footsteps. It is my hope that when you purchase this book, your child will become a member of our Looks Like Me Club where they will have the opportunity to meet professionals in every possible field, professionals that looks like them. Upcoming titles in 2021 will include: My Vice President Looks Like Me, My President Looks Like Me, My Lawyer Looks Like Me.
About the Author
Dr. Emily Woolcock is an internationally recognized surgeon, speaker, 3x best-selling author, mentor, consultant, wife and mother. She is among the United State’s most well-known and respected double board-certified orthopedic surgeons.
Dr. Woolcock’s own personal experience is the inspiration for this book. She recalls the emotions surrounding the first time she met a physician that looked like her. That encounter fueled her aspirations. She relives that experience each time she recognizes that look of awe on the faces of young African-American patients. She finds it humbling to be thought of as a trailblazer. For this reason, she has been an active mentor in the lives of young adults seeking a career in medicine.
My Doctor Looks Like Me is clear and easy to read. My grandchildren love the books. I like that there are boy and girl versions. Bravo!
This book is so needed for all little black girls and boys to inspire them through images that reflect who they see in the mirror in a clearly written narrative that impresses upon them that their dreams are achievable. Every parent should have this book in their child’s library.
Thank you, my daughters now want to be doctors like you
The Looks Like Me Book Club
The Looks Like Me Club is an exclusive community of beautiful little girls and boys like you who get to meet me and my Super friends. My Super friends are Doctors, Lawyers, Teachers, Accountants, Actors, Nurses and many other professionals that look like you. You will be able to speak with them personally. You can ask them any questions about what they do and what made them decide to do what they do. As a member, you will have access to social activities such as book readings, tea parties, photo contests, and question and answer sessions with the professionals. We look forward to getting to know you. Annual memberships in the club cost $60.00.