Sharks and Scientists

Today I have a book about sharks and scientists.  Readers will meet Eugenie Clark.  When she was young, folks didn’t think that women could study these magnificent creatures.  She didn’t agree with that thinking and she triumphed in her research.  Kids will also learn a thing or two about these intelligent animals.

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Title: Shark Ladysharks and scientists shark lady

Author: Jess Keating

Target: Kindergarten – Grade 3

What this book is about:

This story is about Eugenie Clark, a scientist and conservationist who helped people understand that sharks are not evil or random killers. Through her research she was able to show the intelligence of sharks, how they live, details of their anatomy and even discover new species of fish. She started her work in the first half of the 20th century when many people didn’t think women were capable enough to be scientists, but she proved them wrong!

Why I love this book:

  • I always appreciate seeing girls love science and bucking the trends of the time to become leaders in their field!
  • It’s about sharks! How cool is that? I like that the book is debunking the myth that sharks are bad characters, the bullies of the ocean. The more kids understand all the creatures around us, the better!
  • The illustrations by Marta Miguens are wonderful, colorful and dynamic. I also appreciated the time line of Eugenie’s life and accomplishments as well as fun facts about sharks.

Who this book is for:

Great for kids who love sharks and especially girls who aspire to do great things. I would also recommend Keating’s other book Pink Is for Blobfish for kids who love animals and I Dissent for books about women who make their mark.

Final thoughts:

The icing on the cake for this book would have been an actual picture of Eugenie Clark included!

To purchase this book:

Click on the following link to connect to Amazon: Shark Lady.  A portion of each purchase will go to support this blog at no cost to you.  Thank you for your support.

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