Super Women: Six Scientists Who Changed the World (Paperback)

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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, ALA Best Books for Young Adults and NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People. She lives and teaches in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Praise For…

* "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
Product Details
ISBN: 9780823441860
ISBN-10: 0823441865
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication Date: January 15th, 2019
Pages: 64
Language: English