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.
About the Author
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 http://kendrashedenhelm.com/
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 (thedispersalofdarwin.wordpress.com), 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 (exploreportlandnature.wordpress.com) and social media.