Spring 2017

Women Innovators

 
Cover: Women Innovators
 
 

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Summary

The 21st Century Junior Library Women Innovators series examines the lives and important contributions of women to STEM fields, providing age-appropriate content, aligned to curriculum standards, and adds colorful sidebars encouraging students to LOOK, THINK, MAKE A GUESS, ASK QUESTIONS, or CREATE. This combination of reading and inquiry helps students develop the skills and content mastery needed to succeed in the 21st Century. Full color photos, a glossary, and a listing of additional resources all enhance the learning experience.

Specifications

BISAC Subjects

  • Compact view
  • Extended view

Individual Titles (8)

Cover: Ada Lovelace and Computer Algorithms
Cover: Gertrude B. Elion and Pharmacology
Cover: Maria Beasley and Life Rafts
Cover: Mary Anderson and Windshield Wipers
Cover: Patricia Bath and Laser Surgery
Cover: Sarah Mather and Underwater Telescopes
Cover: Stephanie Kwolek and Bulletproof Material
Cover: Yvonne Brill and Satellite Propulsion
 

Reviews

School Library Journal - Women Innovators

K-Gr 3–Labrecque provides slim biographies on familiar (Lovelace; Anderson) and less familiar (Mather; Brill) women inventors. Following a brief introduction to the topic science field, basic facts of the subject’s life and work are presented. Readers learn that Elion “made medicines that cured some types of cancer,” and Bath was “the first African American female doctor granted a patent for a medical invention.” The narratives conclude with information on the legacy of the invention and its contemporary relevance. At the end of each volume readers are invited to “think,” “create,” and “ask” so as to better understand the material. The narrative sufficiently relates facts while employing language appropriate to the intended audience. Photographs of the subjects and pictures of their inventions complement the texts, and while the narratives don’t delve deeply into the subjects’ lives, readers will find enough information to pique interest. VERDICT Better than average, this series is suitable for those looking to bolster STEM-related collections.

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