Wonder Women of Science: How 12 Geniuses Are Rocking Science, Technology, and the World

Candlewick. Mar. 2021. 208p. Tr $19.99. ISBN 9781536207347.
Gr 7 Up–Whether it’s designing new suits for NASA, working on video game systems, or tracking an endangered species, the women profiled in this title are rockstars in their field. The 12 easy-to-read biographies detail the careers and accomplishments of each woman. Each short section features a fact file, introduction, information on what inspired the woman, her eureka moment, a note to self, a message to readers, and words to live by. Those spotlighted are from various cultures and backgrounds, such as Davina Durgana, an Indian American woman from Dix Hills, NY, who is an award-winning international human rights statistician. An illustrated portrait of the scientist is featured at the start of each entry, with photos throughout. After each section, additional information enhances readers’ comprehension of the topics discussed. Chapters provide a basic overview of each woman but are not intimidating in length. This collection can spark readers to follow their passion.
VERDICT Great for those looking to expand their STEM biographies and collected biography sections.

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