If you enjoyed Lab Girl by Hope Jahren and Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science — And the World by Rachel Swaby, your next must-read has arrived!Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from the ancient to the modern world. Each two-page profile features a whimsical portrait, a quote, and a brief essay about the scientist’s life and legacy. This format makes the book perfect for both browsing and research. Here’s an example:
On her website, Rachel Ignotofsky writes that she hopes to “use her work to spread her message about education, gender equality and scientific literacy.” With Women in Science, she is off to an excellent start! These essays provide a strong entry point for learning about each woman (some of whom risked everything in the name of science), as well as expanding your overall knowledge of scientific inquiry and research. A timeline and special chapters on Lab Tools and Statistics in STEM enhance the text. More information about the book, additional excerpts, and further resources are available at ReadWomenInScience.com.
Women in Science will be available soon in the Ridley High School Library! Thank you to Blogging for Books for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review.