Women Innovators

Set of 8 titles

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.

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Title   ATOS Format Qty
Women Innovators (8 titles)
Ada Lovelace and Computer Algorithms 3.7
Gertrude B. Elion and Pharmacology 3.8
Maria Beasley and Life Rafts 4.0
Mary Anderson and Windshield Wipers 3.9
Patricia Bath and Laser Surgery 4.0
Sarah Mather and Underwater Telescopes 4.4
Stephanie Kwolek and Bulletproof Material 3.8
Yvonne Brill and Satellite Propulsion 4.2
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level
Dewey 510.92 B-677/.68 B
Lexile 650-760
ATOS Reading Level 3.7-4.4
Guided Reading Level M
Language English
Publisher Cherry Lake Publishing
Available Formats Reinforced book (9781634720830), Paperback (9781634721134), PDF (9781634720984), ePub (9781634725514), Hosted ebook (9781634721288), Kindle (9781634724708)
Copyright 2017
Number of Pages 24
Dimensions 8.25 x 8.25
Graphics Full-color photographs

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.