Astronomy: Cool Women in Space
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Head outside and look up. What do you see? At night you might see stars, the moon, the Milky Way, and planets! During the day all these things will still be there, but they’ll be hidden by the bright light of the sun. Astronomy is the study of celestial objects and what’s beyond the nebulous boundaries of space.
In Astronomy: Cool Women in Space, young readers will be inspired by stories of women who have made great strides in a field that takes courage, persistence, and creativity to pursue. Most people have heard of Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawking, but have you heard of Maria Mitchell or Caroline Herschel? For many decades, female astronomers have been defining the field by making discoveries that changed the human relationship with space. Astronomy: Cool Women in Space will introduce young readers to three women who are bringing the science of astronomy forward and inspiring the next generation of astronomers.
The primary sources, essentials questions, and knowledge connections within Astronomy: Cool Women in Space encourage both boys and girls to explore our celestial world while being inspired to ask what role they might play in the next discovery.
9 - 12 years
Maria Mitchell, Caroline Herschel
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Additional Reader & Professional Reviews:
-- School Library Connection
“A worthy addition to STEM collections.”
-- Booklist New Series Nonfiction Showcase
“The Girls in Science series by Nomad Press is delightful and age appropriate.”
-- National Science Teachers Association
"Part history of astronomy, part biography of three notable women in science, this book offers an informative read for young women interested in astronomy either as a career or for recreation. The biographies cover Nancy Grace Roman, Maggie Aderin-Pocock and Andrea Ghez and encourages young women to follow in their footsteps with interesting facts, links and pictures. I would definitely call this a pep-rally for women in the sciences."
-- CLEAR Reviews/Goodreads
"When you look into the night sky, you might see the moon, planets and a galaxy of glittering stars. But what lies beyond? This book profiles three astronomers women who overcame challenges to achieve their space dreams . . ."
-- Ithaca’s Child
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