From Jean de Wet

The Cottonwool Doctor: The Story of James Barry by Bridgitte Chemaly Potton, Jean de Wet and Michelle Matthews

Margaret was clever and curious. Margaret had big dreams. But 200 years ago a girl could not become a doctor. So she cut off her hair and she put on boy’s clothes. From then onwards, no one knew that Margaret was a girl. She became James Barry.

Created at Book Dash Cape Town on 10 May 2014 by Michelle Matthews (writer),  Jean de Wet (illustrator) and  Bridgitte Chemaly Potton (designer).

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Book Dash Cape Town, 30 August 2014

Our third Book Dash was Women’s Day themed, and organised in collaboration with Rock Girl and the African Storybook Project. Each team wrote a biography of an inspiring African woman.

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