Super Women: Six Scientists Who Changed the World

Super Women: Six Scientists Who Changed the World

by Laurie Lawlor


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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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823441860
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication date: 01/15/2019
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 60
Sales rank: 399,455
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Laurie Lawlor's books have appeared on many notable lists, including ALA Notable Children's Books, the ALA Best Books for Young Adults, and NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People. Her picture book biography Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World won a Green Earth Book Award Honor and a John Burroughs Riverby award. She lives in Evanston, Illinois.

Table of Contents

Introduction v

1 Eugenic Clark 1

2 Gertrude Elion 8

3 Katherine Coleman Johnson 16

4 Marie Tharp 23

5 Florence Hawley Ellis 31

6 Eleanor Margaret Burbidge 41

Acknowledgments 50

Glossary 51

Sources 53

Source Notes 55

Picture Credits 57

Index 58

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