Nurses Are Superheroes Too: Heroes Wear Scrubs and Stethoscopes explores various types of nurses and their roles. This beautifully illustrated book educates and inspires children, regardless of gender or race, that they can be real life superheroes, too.
Excellent read for intermediate students who are beginning to learn about the different types of nurses and what they do. So often, children's books give general nods to professions, but Ms. Mitchell gives clarity to the profession and insight for the growing child. This book opens children to the world of medicine and how each nurse does their part to save lives! —She'Nee Young, Principal, Fort Bend ISD
An important and timely book! Our students really enjoyed learning about the different types of nurses, and they loved seeing the diversity represented by these heroes. Mitchell has not only written an engaging book, but she has also written it in such a way that teachers can seamlessly integrate it into lesson plans to teach skills such as making predictions and drawing conclusions. This book should be in your personal or school library. —Monica L. Black, MLS, Elementary School Librarian
As an elementary school Reading Specialist, I read this book to small groups I pull, and they LOVED it! The illustrations are detailed and inviting. This book is very inspirational to all students, girls and boys! —Tammy Chatman, Elementary Reading Specialist Teacher & Supermom
Our 3-7-year-old students at the Little Stem Academy thoroughly enjoyed Nurses Are Superheroes Too book and author visit. This book sparked imagination and exposed our children to the various nurse occupations available to them and really got them thinking. —LJ Henderson, M. ED,M.S
As a medical doctor, I loved that this book highlighted all the different nurses that play such a huge role on our health care teams! Nurses Are Superheroes Too shows how versatile nurses are. —Dr. Raphny Johnson, OB/GYN
As a pediatric nurse, it warms my soul to finally see a book highlighting nurses from all backgrounds and ethnicities. —Toya Allums. Jones, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
C.P. Mitchel, originally from California, moved to Texas to pursue a career as a Pediatric Nurse. She knew from a young that she wanted to be a nurse. C.P. Mitchell comes from a large family, the middle child of 7, and grew up in a loving environment filled with joy and good times.
She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Lamar University from Beaumont, Texas, and worked as a Medical Technologist (MLS, ASCP) for five years before branching back into nursing. She later obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington. In her tenure of being a nurse, she has worked as Oncologist Nurse, Women Health Nurse, Infection Control Nurse, and currently works as an Industrial Nurse where she still focuses on preventing infections. Being a nurse has truly been a dream come true.
C.P. Mitchell is a member of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), Infusion Nurses Society (INS), and Association for Vascular Access (AVA). She’s a member of her local PTA where she volunteers by reading books to children in elementary schools, and day cares for story time. Seeing the smiles on the kids’ faces, and hearing what they want to be when they grow up brings her so much joy.
C.P. Mitchell is the author of Nurses Are Superheroes Too, and a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).
From the Desk of C.P. Mitchell
When I’m not taking care of patients, educating others in my work, or brainstorming ideas for my next book, I enjoy traveling, trying new and exciting cuisine, and spending time with family and friends. You might also find me reading a really good book.
I love to travel. It reminds me of my favorite holiday, the most wonderful time of year, CHRISTMAS!! Like Christmas, traveling allows you to be in a happy, joyful mood. It’s a peaceful place that increases positive thoughts and inspiration. It’s relaxing and I get to explore my creative side. My mind is open to run free. I definitely leave all worries behind when I travel.
My Favorite Books as a Child
Where the Sidewalk Ends
If You Give a Mouse A Cookie
The Berenstain Bears series
James and the Giant Peach
Frog and Toad stories.
When asked her inspiration for writing, Nurses Are Superheroes Too, C.P. Mitchell said:
“Becoming a children’s book author was the last thing I expected. During the pandemic, I got the calling from God on a Saturday morning. I wrote this book to inspire kids to think of other rewarding careers like nursing that can be just as fulfilling as that of professional athletes, actors, musicians, and supermodels. While all professions are important, it was important that I highlight how awesome it is to be a nurse.
Nurses Are Superheroes Too explores types of nurses and their roles; not limited to ER and ICU nurses that we see on TV. There are many types of nurses, and they are all heroes.
I was careful to show diversity throughout the book. I want children of all nationalities and backgrounds to see themselves, and little boys to know a career in nursing isn’t just for girls.”