Award-winning author Tonya Bolden explores the black women who have changed the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) in America! This book includes groundbreaking computer scientists, doctors, inventors, physicists, pharmacists, mathematicians, aviators, and many more — both past and present — celebrating more than 50 women who have shattered the glass ceiling, defied racial discrimination, and pioneered in their fields.
In these profiles, young readers will find role models, inspirations, and maybe even reasons to be the STEM leaders of tomorrow, encouraging them to dream big and stay curious. Complete with endnotes, a bibliography, and an index, this is an empowering look at some of the most important black women in STEM.
"Bolden begins by providing background and context, explaining that traditionally STEM’s definition did not include medical fields. Bolden, however, does include women from those areas, including Dr. Rebecca Crumpler, who 'earned her MD in 1864 — four years before black people in America had citizenship'.... Bolden’s lively text, accompanied by archival images, underscores the importance of sharing these stories to understand the long tradition of black women striving in these areas." — Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||10 and up|
|Publication Date||Mar 3, 2020|
|Publisher||Abrams Books for Young Readers|