Nominee:2017 Amelia Bloomer List, Early Readers NonfictionBefore Eugenie Clark's groundbreaking research, most people thought sharks were vicious, blood-thirsty killers. From the first time she saw a shark in an aquarium, Japanese-American Eugenie was enthralled. Instead of frightening and ferocious eating machines, she saw sleek, graceful fish gliding through the water. After she became a scientist—an unexpected career path for a woman in the 1940s—she began taking research dives and training sharks, earning her the nickname "The Shark Lady."
About the Author
Heather Lang is the author of several picture books including The Original Cowgirl and Queen of the Track: Alice Coachman, Olympic High-Jump Champion. She lives in Massachusetts. Jordi Solano never leaves home without a sketchbook and pencil. He lives in Spain.