Born Curious: 20 Girls Who Grew Up to Be Awesome Scientists

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Is this book about a real woman in STEAM?

Discover the histories of twenty incredible female scientists in this inspiring biography collection from beloved author Martha Freeman and Google Doodler Katy Wu.

Why do galaxies spin the way they do?
What’s the best kind of house for a Komodo dragon?
Can you cure malaria with medicine made from a plant?

The scientists and mathematicians in Born Curious sought answers to these and many other fascinating questions. And it’s lucky for us they did. Without their vision, insight, and hard work, the world would be a sicker, dirtier, and more dangerous place.

The twenty groundbreaking women—including Rosalind Franklin, Marie Tharp, Shirley Anne Jackson, and more—came from all kinds of backgrounds and had all kinds of life experiences. Some grew up rich. Some grew up poor. Some were always the smartest kid in class. Some struggled to do well in school. But all had one thing in common: They were born curious. Are you curious, too? Read on.

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Author:

Martha Freeman

Illustrator:

Katy Wu

Publisher:

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

Recommended Ages:

6 - 10 years

Ethnic

Ellen Swallow Richards, Sylvia Earle, Tu Youyou, Shirley Ann Jackson, Adriana Ocampo

Girls Love STEAM Review:

Additional Reader & Professional Reviews:

“An inspiring look at women who realized curiosity plus tenacity equals success.”
-- Kirkus Reviews

“captivating compendium.”
-- Publishers Weekly

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