A Book That Celebrates Women in Science

We want our girls to feel they can be anything they want, including scientists, physicists, microbiologists and geologists.  However, it is important to show them the women who have paved the way before them, who have been inspired  by their career choices, and who have been able to accomplish amazing things.  This book does just that.  It is a book that celebrates women in science!

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Title: Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the Worldwomen-in-science a book that celebrates women in science

Author: Rachel Ignotofsky

Target: Grades 5 and up

Series: No

What this book is about:

Each two page spread in this book is dedicated to a woman who made or is making a difference in the field of science. The book starts with Hypathia, an astronomer, mathematician and philosopher from the year 370 CE and goes to Maryam Mirazakhani, a mathematic born in 1977 who is an expert in hyperbolic surfaces. Readers will learn about female physicists, microbiologists, computer programers and geologists. Scattered throughout the pages are tidbits about their lives, accomplishments and sayings.

Why I love this book:

  • As the author says, “women make up half of our population, and we simply cannot afford to ignore that brain power.” A book that can recognize and celebrate these accomplishments can help girls imagine their lives filled with questions they seek to understand.
  • While I was familiar with names like Jane Goodall, it is important to show readers that lesser known women have made a significant difference in science. Grace Hopper is the creator of modern programing and Rosalind Franklin discovered the double helix structure of DNA.
  • I loved the layout of the book. Plenty of illustrations and fun facts made this quite an enjoyable read.

Who this book is for:

This is a great book for inspiring girls. I can’t necessarily see a kid sitting down and reading the book cover to cover, but it is one of those books kids will flip through and read at their leisure, picking the stories that engage them. It is also a fun book to read together with your kids.

Final thoughts:

Women in science are awesome!  Next year the author is coming out with a book featuring 50 fearless women in sports.  I can’t wait.

To purchase this book:

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