Women in Science – 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofky (Ten Speed Press, 2016) is a book that is so beautifully illustrated you will have to read it multiple times to see all of the intricate details. You absolutely need to get your hands on this book right now! Seriously, it is by far one of the most swoon worthy books I have seen to date. It is simply put – gorgeous! Not only is this book beyond amazingly illustrated, it is filled with so many glorious facts and mini biographies that you will be sure to learn new facts about some of the most important women in science.
We are living in a very exciting time right now in children’s books, we are seeing so many new, innovative books celebrating the genius of women. This book is a perfect example of what I am talking about, Rachel Ignotofksy has created a book that is as much for a petites bedtime story, as it is a middle schoolers science project reference, or possibly a lovely book to sit on your coffee table and read at your leisure.
These mini biographies are just enough to get your petites a thorough understanding of these incredibly smart and talented women. The little facts and bits of interesting trivia that surround the biographies are so much fun to read. My daughters have been listening intently to life and accomplishments of these brilliant women with loads of questions about how they got to be so smart, brave, courageous and adventurous.
When you give your petites quality books to read and listen to there is only one consequence, you will fill their minds with all the possibilities. You will give them ideas about what they can strive to do to make the world a better place. This book does just that, it celebrates women who have made remarkable contributions to not only the world, but to the scientific community.
These women are truly role models for every single young girl who has ever had a dream – this book belongs in every classroom, in every library, in every petites hands. Eventhough now more than ever children have the potential to be anything they want, there are still too many young girls who believe that their dreams are only dreams. This book, in my opinion, sets out to change that. By making these stories known, we can encourage our girls to dream big and to believe that they can accomplish anything.
All Images Reprinted with permission from Women in Science Copyright © 2016 by Rachel Ignotofsky. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. All thoughts and opinions shared within this post are my own.