A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Biographies of women in a variety of scientific fields, plus historical context for their accomplishments.
Dream big, work hard to achieve those dreams, and never give up. Blaze a new trail if that's what it takes.
Positive Role Models
Phenomenal women's achievements paired with their own inspiring quotes help readers see big things are possible.
Spotlights women from around the world, from varied backgrounds, ethnicities, and economic means. One autistic scientist.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Chelsea Clinton's She Persisted in Science: Brilliant Women Who Made a Difference, is an inspiring, detailed collection of short biographies that encourages young readers to dream big and never give up. It also encourages them to question why one person's ideas might not be taken as seriously as another's. Featuring notable women scientists from the last few centuries, Clinton and illustrator Alexandra Boigner show the many ways women had to work hard and persist while being told that their ideas and accomplishments weren't enough. The biographies feature an incredibly diverse group of women from around the world and across many scientific disciplines.
Is It Any Good?
These short biographies strike a wonderful, inspiring balance between informing readers about amazing women in science and noting how much harder they had to work than men to be recognized at all. She Persisted in Science: Brilliant Women Who Made a Difference features women from varied scientific, economic, and social backgrounds, and is especially good at highlighting women of color in science. The fun, fact-filled biographies are surrounded by colorful, engaging illustrations by Alexandra Boigner on each page, and there are lots of opportunities to talk with young readers about their own dreams.
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