Vivien Thomas's greatest dream was to attend college to study medicine. But after the stock market crashed in 1929, Vivien lost all his savings. Then he heard about a job opening at the Vanderbilt University medical school under the supervision of Dr. Alfred Blalock. Overcoming racism and resistance from his colleagues, Vivien ushered in a new era of medicine-children's heart surgery. This book is the compelling story of this incredible pioneer in medicine.