When I was walking through my local bookstore, this book, Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofsky, was highlighted on their shelves and jumped right out at me. It’s an absolute treasure. The book is full of snapshots about women who contributed to science but it's told in a visually stunning way. I believe the artwork serves as a bridge to get young adults interested in scientific work.
There are two pages dedicated to spotlight each woman. On one side, there is general biographical information that is framed with quick snapshots of interesting facts with cute illustrations. On the other side is amazing artwork that shows the strength of their character and it’s tied together with a meaningful quote. It’s aimed for young adults but even I discovered new women who helped shape this world into a better place.
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!