Written By: Rachel Ignotofsky
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Borrowed from the Chicago Public Library
You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. Unless, it’s this one.
It is just splendid. I have a book crush on it. I’m starting to feel like a book crack dealer.
I wish I had it here in book, book form to take my own photos.
Anyhow, you may wonder if I am so shallow that I’m crushing on it for appearances only?
This collection of fifty biographies of women in STEM fields is so well researched and accessible that kids and adults will find it both entertaining and informative. There are some famous people and lots of women I had never heard of.
Remodeling humor: When I get a coffee table, this will be on it.
Perfect to pick up and flip through or read cover to cover in one sitting (as I did this morning). I think the stories will inspire boys and girls to pursue STEM careers after they read the real stories of scientific discoveries. I love that it really focuses on the fact that the next great scientist could be any of us!
I love a good source section, and this book has that too. Lots of links, books, and movies to delve further into these stories. There are also useful timelines, and I was happy that the women are listed in chronological order so that you can pull this book out again and again as you move through history. The glossary was helpful to me as I wasn’t familiar with all the scientific terms. I’m giving this one a big thumbs up.