Meet Raye Montague — the hidden mastermind who made waves in the U.S. Navy! After touring a German submarine in the early 1940s, young Raye set her sights on becoming an engineer. Little did she know sexism and racial inequality would challenge that dream every step of the way, even keeping her greatest career accomplishment a secret for decades. Through it all, the gifted mathematician persisted, finally gaining her well-deserved title in history: a pioneer who changed the course of ship design forever.
The Girl With a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague is the third book from the Amazing Scientists series, which celebrates the inspiring lives of groundbreaking scientists. In addition to the illustrated rhyming tale, you'll find a complete biography, fun facts, a colorful timeline of events, and even a note from Montague herself!
"The use of perspective and artful composition in the simple illustrations conveys Montague’s isolation and her determination. The text, in light rhyming verse, condemns the unfair treatment she received ('No invite?! / ABHORRIBLE!') — a great model for building awareness of racism and solid inspiration for achieving against the odds. The author interviewed Montague for her research, and further information culled from the conversation appears in the backmatter. A fun read and an uplifting story." — Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||5 - 9|
|Author||Julia Finley Mosca|
|Publication Date||Sep 4, 2018|
|Publisher||The Innovation Press|
|Series Name||Amazing Scientists|