Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World

Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World
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July 26, 2016
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It’s a scientific fact: Women rock!

A charmingly illustrated and educational book, New York Times best seller Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from the ancient to the modern world. Full of striking, singular art, this fascinating collection also contains infographics about relevant topics such as lab equipment, rates of women currently working in STEM fields, and an illustrated scientific glossary. The trailblazing women profiled include well-known figures like primatologist Jane Goodall, as well as lesser-known pioneers such as Katherine Johnson, the African-American physicist and mathematician who calculated the trajectory of the 1969 Apollo 11 mission to the moon.

Women in Science celebrates the achievements of the intrepid women who have paved the way for the next generation of female engineers, biologists, mathematicians, doctors, astronauts, physicists, and more!

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informative and inspirational board book
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WOMEN IN SCIENCE is an inspiring look at women who have excelled in the STEM fields throughout history. Beginning with the mathematician Hypatia and traveling through a diversity of fields and achievements, this book is filled with women who have truly made a difference in our world. Each page is artistically curated with the women pictured along with related items, word art, and interesting facts about their work. The book also includes a timeline of impressive achievements in history and lab tools used by these and other women now. The introductory and end text help inspire children to reach for their own goals in the context of all these amazing women in STEM.

What I loved: As a woman in science myself, I loved seeing so many notable women in STEM. The breadth of sciences (and mathematics) captured was really great, and I appreciated seeing some names I recognized as well as those that I did not. There is also a diversity of skin tones among those represented. The artwork is visually stunning, with intriguing images and word art on each page. I also appreciated the facts provided that give you a snapshot of what each woman achieved. The timeline inclusion was also really interesting with key years selected to show you the growth of women in STEM over time, and the end text was really inspiring.

The board book format was a nice touch, as this could work for young toddlers up through picture book readers, and it would be a good start for children who could then learn more by looking for deeper texts about the women and fields shown.

Final verdict: WOMEN IN SCIENCE is an informational, inspirational, and beautifully illustrated board book that speaks to the many awesome women in science. As a scientist myself, I loved seeing so many other high-achieving women who have made a difference in our everyday lives - so inspiring!
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