Black Women in Science: A Black History Book for Kids
Is this book about a real woman in STEAM?
Learn about amazing Black women in science―15 fascinating biographies for kids 9 to 12
Throughout history, Black women have blazed trails across the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Black Women in Science brings something special to black history books for kids, celebrating incredible Black women in STEM who have used their brains, bravery, and ambition to beat the odds.
Black Women in Science stands out amongst other Black history books for kids―featuring 15 powerful stories of fearless female scientists that advanced their STEM fields and fought to build a legacy. Through the triumphs of these amazing women, you’ll find remarkable role models.
Black Women in Science goes where Black history books for kids have never gone before, including:
Above and beyond―Soar over adversity with Mae Jemison, Annie Easley, and Bessie Coleman.
Part of the solution―Discover the power of mathematics with Katherine Johnson and Gladys West.
The doctor is in―Explore a life of healing with Mamie Phipps Clark, Jane Cooke Wright, and many more.
Find the inspiration to blaze your own trail in Black Women in Science―maybe your adventure will be the next chapter in Black history books for kids.
Kimberly Brown Pellum PhD
9 - 12 years
Mae Jemison, Annie Easley, Bessie Coleman, Katherine Johnson, Gladys West, Mamie Phipps Clark, Jane Cooke Wright, Rebecca Lee Crumpler, Annie Turnbo Malone, Flemmie Pansy Kittrell
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Additional Reader & Professional Reviews:
“Wow! I wish I had Kimberly Brown Pellum's new book, Black Women in Science: A Black History Book for Kids, when I was growing up. This is a fabulous book with many facts told in a straight forward manner that keeps the reader interested in the narratives. I like this very much and will recommend it to my friends and children.”
-- Dr. Molefi Kete Asante, professor and chair of the Department of African American Studies at Temple University and author of African American People: A Global History
“What a beautiful homage to all of the black women in STEM that have and continue to contribute to making the world a better place. An inspiration for all ages, races, and sexes that says you are important, your contributions matter, and you should strive for greatness no matter the adversity you may face. Well done!”
-- Margo Rollins, MD, pediatric hematology and transfusion medicine specialist
“Black Women in Science earns two A’s―one for accuracy and one for authenticity! As an education professor, I can't emphasize enough how important those two characteristics are in quality children's literature. Dr. Pellum delivers facts about noteworthy historical figures in a relatable voice and an easy-to-read text. Young readers will enjoy making connections between themselves and the women in the book, while also being inspired to explore STEM topics in their daily life. I highly recommend this book for anyone looking to increase interest and engage a child in STEM development.”
-- Dr. Sylvia Y. Cain, Professor of Education
"Throughout history, black woman have blazed trails across the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Black Women in Science brings something special to black history books for kids, celebrating incredible black women in STEM who have used their brains, bravery, and ambition to beat the odds. For ages 9-12 years."
-- SMORE Science
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