Break through the glass ceiling with six incredible women whose scientific research changed the world.
Katherine Coleman Johnson. Eugenie Clark. Marie Tharp. Gertrude Elion. Florence Hawley Ellis. Eleanor Margaret Burbidge. Acclaimed author Laurie Lawlor deftly paints portraits of each of these figures who refused to take no for an answer, pursuing their passions through fieldwork, observations, laboratories, and research vessels in the face of sexism, racism, and more. This diverse group of women, all with awe-inspiring accomplishments, were active mentors and determined people who wouldn’t take no for an answer.
The beautifully written book includes key photographs, a glossary, and source notes.
A 2018 NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12!
About the Author
Laurie Lawlor's books have appeared on many notable lists, including ALA Notable Children's Books, the ALA Best Books for Young Adults, and NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People. Her picture book biography Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World won a Green Earth Book Award Honor and a John Burroughs Riverby award. She lives in Evanston, Illinois.
* "Lawlor paints powerful portrayals of those who overcame barriers and refused to quit, forcing them to find creative ways to succeed in their careers. . . . The bravery and high achievements of these six women have been and continue to be an inspiration to kids with big scientific dreams."—Booklist, Starred Review
"Inspiring profiles of six 20th-century trailblazers."—Kirkus Reviews
An NCSS / CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People