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Multcolib Research: Women succeed in science, technology, engineering, & mathematics

Girls Think of Everything
Girls Think of Everything Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women By Thimmesh, Catherine (Book - 2000 ) j 609.22 T443g 2000 Available in some locations

Annotation:Tells the story of how women throughout the ages have responded to situations confronting them in daily life by inventing such items as correction fluid, space helmets, and disposable diapers.

African American Women Scientists and Inventors
African American Women Scientists and Inventors By Sullivan, Otha Richard (Book - 2002 ) j 609.22 S951aw 2002 Available in some locations

Annotation:Examines the lives of African American women who have offered important contributions or inventions in the field of science, including Madame C.J. Walker, Angela D. Ferguson, Bessie Blount Griffin, and Shirley Ann Jackson.

Me-- Jane
Me-- Jane By McDonnell, Patrick (Book - 2011 ) j B-G646m 2011 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Holding her stuffed toy chimpanzee, young Jane Goodall observes nature, reads Tarzan books, and dreams of living in Africa and helping animals. Includes biographical information on the prominent zoologist.

Madam C.J. Walker
Madam C.J. Walker Inventor and Millionaire By McKissack, Pat (Book - 2013 ) j B-Wa1497mi 2013 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Profiles the life of the woman who founded a cosmetics company and became the first female self-made millionaire in the United States.

The Elephant Scientist
The Elephant Scientist By O'Connell, Caitlin (Book - 2011 ) j 599.674096881 O181e 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Journey to the Namibian desert with Caitlin O'Connell, an American scientist, and witness one of nature's largest , most complex, and most intelligent mammals living today on this earth.

Mary Anning and the Sea Dragon
Mary Anning and the Sea Dragon By Atkins, Jeannine (Book - 1999 ) j B-An77at 1999 Available in some locations

Annotation:An account of the finding of the first entire skeleton of an ichthyosaur, an extinct sea reptile, by a twelve-year-old English girl who went on to become a paleontologist.

Look Up!
Look Up! Henrietta Leavitt, Pioneering Woman Astronomer By Burleigh, Robert (Book - 2013 ) j B-Le489b 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:An illustrated portrait of astronomer Henrietta Swan Leavitt traces the years she spent measuring stars from her position at the Harvard College Observatory and her important discoveries that enabled the scientific community to gain a fuller understanding of the universe's vast size.

Temple Grandin
Temple Grandin How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World By Montgomery, Sy (Book - 2012 ) j B-G753m 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:An authorized portrait about Grandin's life with autism and her groundbreaking work as a scientist and designer of cruelty-free livestock facilities describes how she overcame key disabilities through education and the support of her mother.

The Technology Book for Girls
The Technology Book for Girls And Other Advanced Beings By Romanek, Trudee (Book - 2001 ) j 600 R758t 2001 Available in some locations

Annotation:Profiles various women with technological careers, including a plant physiologist, while providing simple activities that encourage young girls to explore and experiment with technology.

Summer Birds
Summer Birds The Butterflies of Maria Merian By Engle, Margarita (Book - 2010 ) j 595.78139 E582s 2010 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:The story of a young girl living in the Middle Ages who took the time to observe the life cycle of butteflies--and in so doing disproved a theory that went all the way back to ancient Greece.

Primates
Primates The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas By Ottaviani, Jim (Book - 2013 ) jgn 599.8 OTTAVIANI 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Introduces the lives and work of three eminent primatologists, shares insights into their educations under mentor Louis Leakey, while exploring their pivotal contributions to twentieth-century natural science.

Digging for Bird-dinosaurs
Digging for Bird-dinosaurs An Expedition to Madagascar By Bishop, Nic (Book - 2000 ) j 567.9 B622d 2000 Available in some locations

Annotation:The story of Cathy Forster's experiences as a member of a team of paleontologists who went on an expedition to the island of Madagascar in 1998 to search for fossil birds.

The Sky's the Limit
The Sky's the Limit Stories of Discovery by Women and Girls By Thimmesh, Catherine (Book - 2002 ) j 500.82 T443s 2002 Available in some locations

Annotation:Presents brief accounts of the work of a variety of women scientists in such fields as astronomy, biology, anthropology, and medicine.

Ellen Ochoa
Ellen Ochoa By Jaffe, Elizabeth Dana (Book - 2004 ) j B-Oc35j 2004 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Provides a brief description of the first Hispanic woman astronaut.

Life in the Ocean
Life in the Ocean The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle By Nivola, Claire A. (Book - 2012 ) j 551.46092 E123n 2012 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:A picture book biography tells the story of Sylvia Earle's growing passion for the wonders of the sea and how her ocean exploration and advocacy have made her known around the world.

My Season With Penguins
My Season With Penguins An Antarctic Journal By Webb, Sophie (Book - 2000 ) j 598.47 W368m 2000 Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes the author's two-month stay in Antarctica to study and draw penguins.

Rachel
Rachel The Story of Rachel Carson By Ehrlich, Amy (Book - 2003 ) j B-C322e 2003 Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes the life and work of Rachel Carson, the biologist and writer whose book, "Silent Spring," prompted today's environmental movement.

The Woods Scientist
The Woods Scientist By Swinburne, Stephen R. (Book - 2002 ) j 591.73 S978w 2002 Available in some locations

Annotation:A devoted nature lover and animal tracker, Sue Morse shares her knowledge and love of some of the creatures that inhabit America's woodlands.

Find Where the Wind Goes
Find Where the Wind Goes Moments From My Life By Jemison, Mae (Book - 2001 ) j B-Je398f 2001 Available in some locations

Annotation:The first African American woman to travel to space shares her special memories from her childhood in Chicago, to her college career at Stanford University, to her work in West Africa as the Peace Corps youngest medical officer.

Project Seahorse
Project Seahorse By Turner, Pamela S. (Book - 2010 ) j 597.6798 T9511p 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Examines the work performed by Amanda Vincent and Heather Koldewey of Project Seahorse, along with Filipino colleagues and fishers, to protect seahorses and the coral reefs where they live while also helping the local fishing families.

Grace Hopper
Grace Hopper Programming Pioneer By Whitelaw, Nancy (Book - 1995 ) j B-H797w Available in some locations

Annotation:Presents the life and career of the admiral who was also "the grandmother of the computer age."

Of Numbers and Stars
Of Numbers and Stars The Story of Hypatia By Love, D. Anne (Book - 2006 ) j 510.92 H998L 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:Presents the life of a Egyptian woman who lived in fifth century Alexandria and became a respected scholar in mathematics and philosophy.

Marvelous Mattie
Marvelous Mattie How Margaret E. Knight Became An Inventor By McCully, Emily Arnold (Book - 2006 ) j B-Kn7445m 2006 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Mattie Knight loved to make things ranging from a foot warmer for her mother or toys for her older brothers. Or, when she was 12, a metal guard to prevent shuttles from shooting off looms and hurting workers. Later, Mattie invented a machine that could cut and glue the square-bottomed paper bags we still use today.

Marie Curie
Marie Curie The Woman Who Changed the Course of Science By Steele, Philip (Book - 2006 ) j B-C975s 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes the life of the first woman to study physics at the University College of Paris, who went on to receive two Nobel Prizes for her work in radioactivity.

Leaders in Medicine
Leaders in Medicine By Hunter, Shaun (Book - 1999 ) j 610.92 H947L 1999 Available in some locations

Annotation:Chronicles the lives and achievements of pioneering women in medicine, including cardiologist Helen Brook Taussig, pathologist Alice Hamilton, psychoanalyst Anna Freud, and medical researcher Florence Sabin.

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Ada Lovelace Day aims to raise the profile of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) by encouraging people around the world to talk about the women whose work they admire. Check out these fascinating reads for kids about and/or by accomplished women in STEM fields.


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