The Stuff Between the Stars: How Vera Rubin Discovered Most of the Universe By Sandra Nickel Illustrated Aimée Sicuro

Back of Book: Vera Rubin was one of the astronomers who discovered and named dark matter, the thing that keeps the universe hanging together. Throughout her career, she was never taken seriously as a scientist because she was one of the only female astronomers at that time, but she didn’t let that stop her. SheContinue reading “The Stuff Between the Stars: How Vera Rubin Discovered Most of the Universe By Sandra Nickel Illustrated Aimée Sicuro”

Code Breaker, Spy Hunter: How Elizebeth Friedman Changed the Course of Two World Wars By Laurie Wallmark Illustrated By Brooke Smart

Back of Book:In this picture book biography, young readers will learn all about Elizabeth Friedman (1892&;1980), a brilliant American code breaker who smashed Nazi spy rings, took down gangsters, and created the CIA’s first cryptology unit. Her story came to light when her secret papers were finally declassified in 2015. From thwarting notorious rumrunners withContinue reading “Code Breaker, Spy Hunter: How Elizebeth Friedman Changed the Course of Two World Wars By Laurie Wallmark Illustrated By Brooke Smart”

A Girl’s Bill of Rights By Amy B. Mucha Illustrated By Addy Rivera Sonda

Back of Book: In a world where little girls must learn to stand tall, A Girl’s Bill of Rights boldly declares the rights of every woman and girl: power, confidence, freedom, and consent. Author Amy B. Mucha and illustrator Addy Rivera Sonda present a diverse cast of characters standing up for themselves and proudly celebrating the joyContinue reading “A Girl’s Bill of Rights By Amy B. Mucha Illustrated By Addy Rivera Sonda”

The Leaf Detective: How Margaret Lowman Uncovered Secrets in the Rainforest By Heather Lang, Illustrated By Jana Christy

Back of Book:Meg Lowman was always fascinated by the natural world above her head. The colors, the branches, and, most of all, the leaves and mysterious organisms living there. As a scientist, Meg set out to climb up and investigate the rain forest tree canopies– and to be the first scientist to do so. ButContinue reading “The Leaf Detective: How Margaret Lowman Uncovered Secrets in the Rainforest By Heather Lang, Illustrated By Jana Christy”

Flying High: The Story of Gymnastics Champion Simone Biles By Michelle Meadows Illustrated by Ebony Glenn

Back of Book:Before she was a record-breaking gymnast competing on the world stage, Simone Biles spent time in foster care as a young child. Nimble and boundlessly energetic, she cherished every playground and each new backyard.When she was six years old, Simone’s family took shape in a different way. Her grandparents Ron and Nellie BilesContinue reading “Flying High: The Story of Gymnastics Champion Simone Biles By Michelle Meadows Illustrated by Ebony Glenn”

Praline Lady By Kirstie Myvett & Kameko Madere

Back of Book:In nineteenth-century New Orleans, a praline lady strolls the French Quarter, selling her delectable sweets. These entrepreneur women of color were once a common sight in the neighborhood. Young readers will go along with this praline lady as she makes her pralines, sells them from her basket, and grows her business.My Review:I receivedContinue reading “Praline Lady By Kirstie Myvett & Kameko Madere”

The Girl with the Magic Ponytails By Karen Young Illustrated By Yoko Matsuoka

Back of Book:Riley is an imaginative child with a great big secret flowing through her extra-long, chocolate brown ponytails. With a flip, a swoosh, and a twirl, she sparks a special kind of magic with her ponytails, allowing her to set sail on the high seas with a neighborhood dog, latch onto a shimmering star,Continue reading “The Girl with the Magic Ponytails By Karen Young Illustrated By Yoko Matsuoka”

One Girl By Andrea Beaty Illustrated By Dow Phumiruk

Back of Book:One girl. One spark. Faint and fading in the dark.Flicker . . . Flicker . . . Flicker . . . Glow. Tiny ember. Burning low.Inspired by the global movement to empower girls through education, this lyrical story tells of one small girl who reads a book that lights a spark. She sharesContinue reading “One Girl By Andrea Beaty Illustrated By Dow Phumiruk”

Marjory Saves the Everglades: The Story of Marjory Stoneman Douglas By Sandra Neil Wallace &Illustrated By Rebecca Gibbon

Back of Book: Marjory Stoneman Douglas didn’t intend to write about the Everglades but when she returned to Florida from World War I, she hardly recognized the place that was her home. The Florida that Marjory knew was rapidly disappearing—the rare orchids, magnificent birds, and massive trees disappearing with it. Marjory couldn’t sit back andContinue reading “Marjory Saves the Everglades: The Story of Marjory Stoneman Douglas By Sandra Neil Wallace &Illustrated By Rebecca Gibbon”

Beatrix Potter, Scientist (She Made History) By Lindsay H. Metcalf Illustrated By Junyi Wu

Back of Book:Everyone knows Beatrix Potter as the creator of the Peter Rabbit stories. But before that, she was a girl of science. As a child, Beatrix collected nature specimens; as a young adult, she was an amateur mycologist presenting her research on mushrooms and other fungi to England’s foremost experts. Like many women ofContinue reading “Beatrix Potter, Scientist (She Made History) By Lindsay H. Metcalf Illustrated By Junyi Wu”