Girls Who Looked Under Rocks: The Lives of Six Pioneering Naturalists
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An inspiring famous women book for girls, Girls Who Looked Under Rocks also makes the perfect feminist gift for girls.
Girls Who Looked Under Rocks: The Lives of Six Pioneering Naturalists is for a world no longer confined by gender stereotypes, and a place where science is for girls, too! Parents and children will love this portrayal of six women who grew up playing in the dirt and went on to become award winning scientists and writers. All of these women were discouraged from pursuing careers in science, but they all persisted in their passion.
If there is a pre-teen or adolescent in your life, especially a girl, take a look at this empowering, inspiring chapter book. It portrays the youths and careers of six remarkable women whose curiosity about nature fueled a passion to steadfastly overcome obstacles to careers in traditionally men-only occupations. The six-Maria Merian (b.1647), Anna Comstock (b.1854), Frances Hamerstrom (b.1907), Rachel Carson (b.1907), Miriam Rothschild (b.1908), and Jane Goodall (b.1934)—all became renowned scientists, artists and writers. A wonderful resource for young researchers and biographers, these stories can be a starting point for issues of gender, science, and the environment.
Maria Merian, Anna Comstock, Frances Hamerstrom, Rachel Carson, Miriam Rothschild, Jane Goodall
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Additional Reader & Professional Reviews:
"Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children for 2001"
-- selection by the Children's Book Council & National Science Teacher's Association
. . . a book that I would read to my little girl. . . inspirational and empowering for young girls - A MUST READ.
-- Mary Drew - American Association for University Women Newsletter
. . . a book that I would want to read to my little girl. . . inspirational and empowering... - A MUST READ.
--Mary Drew - American Association for University Women Newsletter (kindle_edition edition)
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