The Historical Heroines Coloring Book: Pioneering Women in Science from the 18th and 19th centuries

The Historical Heroines Coloring Book: Pioneering Women in Science from the 18th and 19th centuries


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The Historical Heroines Coloring Book: Pioneering Women in Science from the 18th and 19th Centuries celebrates 31 women who passionately pursued their talents in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, often in the face of gender discrimination. Each woman scientist is featured on a double-page spread that includes exquisite illustrations by Kendra Shedenhelm and short biographies written by award-winning author Elizabeth Lorayne. How will you color each portrait to best bring these courageous, brilliant, and inspiring women scientists to life?

Some of the women included are: Ada Lovelace, Alice Ball, Amalie, Emmy Noether, Anna Atkins, Anna Botsford Comstock, Annie Jump Cannon, Beatrix Potter, Caroline Herschel, Dorothea Bate, Ellen Swallow Richards, and many more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780997909876
Publisher: White Wave Press
Publication date: 10/02/2017
Series: Historical Heroines Coloring Book , #1
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.22(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Elizabeth Lorayne is an award-winning author and publisher (White Wave Press) of children's books. After the success of her series The Adventures of Piratess Tilly, whose heroine is a budding naturalist and the captain of her own ship, Elizabeth feels driven to continue working on producing books with themes of girl-empowerment, eco-consciousness, exploration, and science. She is also an artist and mother, most often inspired by nature, history, and the rhythms of her surroundings. She is a graduate of The New School in NYC and a current member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Elizabeth and her family live in Newburyport, MA, where she can often be found cycling. She is also on the board of directors for the Newburyport Maritime Society - Custom House Maritime Museum in Massachusetts. You can read about the Piratess Tilly series at or see her artwork at

Kendra Shedenhelm is an artist, mom, cat-lover and many other things. Born and raised in Nebraska, she graduated with her BFA in Chicago in 1995, and has since worked as a painter, printmaker, illustrator, and designer throughout the Midwest, Colorado, Los Angeles, and NYC. Visit the illustrator's website at

Michael Barton is an independent historian focusing on the history of science with an emphasis on Charles Darwin and evolution. He received his Masters in History from Montana State University, and currently works as an editor on a project to transcribe and publish the correspondence of the Victorian physicist John Tyndall, who was a friend of Darwin's. Michael writes a blog called The Dispersal of Darwin (, where he likes to share content about Darwin, evolution, and the history of science. He is also an advocate for getting children outside and connected to nature. He regularly takes his own two children on nature adventures where they live in Portland, Oregon and encourages other families to do so through a blog ( and social media.

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