Written by Donna Janell Bowman
Illustrated by Daniel Minter
Dr. William Key (Doc) was a former slave and self-trained veterinarian who taught his horse, Jim, to read, write, count, and much more! Doc subscribed to the viewpoint that kindness, rather than cruelty, was the way to teach and train animals. Doc had always believed, “with kindness, anything is possible.” This is an amazing picture book biography of Dr. Key’s life. I was most intrigued by the Afterward that included lots more details plus photographs of both Doc and Jim. Read more >>
Originally posted on February 16, 2021.