If there is a pre-teen or adolescent in your life, especially a girl, take a look at this empowering, inspiring chapter book. It portrays the youths and careers of six remarkable women whose curiosity about nature fueled a passion to steadfastly overcome obstacles to careers in traditionally men-only occupations.
The six -- Maria Merian (b.1647), Anna Comstock (b.1854), Frances Hamerstrom (b.1907), Rachel Carson (b.1907), Miriam Rothschild (b.1908), and Jane Goodall (b.1934) -- all became renowned scientists, artists and writers.
A wonderful resource for young researchers and biographers, these stories can be a starting point for issues of gender, science, and the environment. For more stories of female scientists, visit A Mighty Girl's Scientist section in Biographies.
|Recommended Age||10 and up|
|Publication Date||Sep 1, 2000|