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William Kamkwamba: Powering his Village

Kylie Burns (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118110

Imagine your family had to choose between sending you to school or having enough food to eat. This book tells how William Kamkwamba was forced to drop out of his school in Wimbe, Malawi, when a famine struck his village and his family, who relied on farming, could no longer afford his tuition fee. Instead of giving up on his education, William visited his local library often. It was here that he read a book about wind power. At the age of 14, William used what he learned from the book to build a windmill that brought power to his family’s home. He has since built his village’s first drinking water pump. William’s ingenuity, perseverance, and initiative are an inspiration to many people around the world.

Mae Jemison: Trailblazing Astronaut, Doctor, and Teacher

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118141

The first African American woman to travel in space, Mae Jemison has broken barriers in science and medicine to become one of the most admired women worldwide. This fascinating book describes how Jemison refused to let anyone stand in the way of her dreams. She became a doctor and worked in the Peace Corps until NASA invited her to join the astronaut program. Today, she is an important advocate for science in education - especially for girls and women. Jemison also continues to push scientific research to improve life in developing countries.

The Life of Marie Curie

Elizabeth Raum (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517605

This book for elementary readers outlines key dates throughout this change maker's life. Engaging photographs and a timeline depict each step in paving the way for other scientists, from Marie Curie's early life and education through the discovery of two new elements and her research with x-rays. A table of contents, glossary, further resources, and an index are included.

Ann Bancroft: Explorer

Kate Moening (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618917751

From exploring 1,000 miles of the Arctic tundra on dogsled to skiing across Antarctica, Ann Bancroft is no stranger to adventure! Her travels have taken her all around the world, making the outdoors her classroom. Discover the life of this explorer through engaging text and photos in this low-level title. Special features include a profile, career timeline, and inspirational quotes.

12 Women in Science and Technology

Brianna L. DeVore (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820628

From “Shark Lady” Eugenie Clark to African American human computer Annie Easley, Adriana Ocampo, head of NASA’s New Frontiers program, and Angelica Lim, who teaches robots to feel, this book profiles 12 women in science and technology from around the world. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos, biographical details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. An Out of the Shadows section features mini-bios of women scientists and an engineer who never got the recognition they deserved.

12 Women in the Space Industry

Marne Ventura (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820635

From Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, to Peggy Whitson, space station commander, citizen space explorer Anousheh Ansari, and British space scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock, this book profiles 12 women from around the world who have gone into space or worked in the space industry. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos, biographical details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. An Out of the Shadows section features mini-bios of space-focused women who never got the recognition they deserved.

12 Women in Medicine

Marne Ventura (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820598

From Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman doctor in the United States, to Tu Youyou, who found a cure for malaria, Ronald McDonald House co-founder Audrey Evans, and Dr. Susan Love, who is working to end breast cancer, this book profiles 12 dedicated women in medicine from around the world. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos, biographical details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. An Out of the Shadows section features mini-bios of women in medicine who never got the recognition they deserved.

12 Architects Who Changed the World

Vicki C. Hayes (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820000

From Spain’s Antonio Gaudi to France’s Le Corbusier, Iraq’s Zaha Hadid, and America’s Norma Sklarek, the first black woman to get a degree in architecture, this book profiles 12 prominent architects from around the world. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos, biographical details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Additional mini-bios encourage further exploration.

Michelle Obama: Health Advocate

Clara MacCarald (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825512

Offers readers an inside look into the life of Michelle Obama and how she influenced the nation as First Lady. Learn all about how she encouraged children to be healthy and supported educational opportunities for females across the globe. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, critical thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, an index, an author introduction, and sources for further research.

Eugenie Clark

Rebecca Felix (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680784329

All animals deserve safety. But sometimes they are mistreated and misunderstood. In this Eugenie Clark book, kids will follow her on her journey to become an undersea expert. From shark diving to discovering new fish, Clark taught about ocean conservation and protecting shark habitats. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Applied to STEM Concepts of Learning Principles.

Temple Grandin and Livestock Management

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534130845

The 21st Century Junior Library Women Innovators series highlights the contributions of women to STEM fields. Temple Grandin and Livestock Management examines the life of this important woman and her contributions to the livestock industry. Sidebars encourage readers to engage in the material by asking deeper questions or conducting individual research. Full color photos, a glossary, and a listing of additional resources all enhance the learning experience.

Margaret Knight and the Paper Bag

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534130838

The 21st Century Junior Library Women Innovators series highlights the contributions of women to STEM fields. Margaret Knight and the Paper Bag examines the life of this important woman and her contributions to the modern paper bag. Sidebars encourage readers to engage in the material by asking deeper questions or conducting individual research. Full color photos, a glossary, and a listing of additional resources all enhance the learning experience.

Marie Van Brittan Brown and Home Security

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534130814

The 21st Century Junior Library Women Innovators series highlights the contributions of women to STEM fields. Marie Van Brittan Brown and Home Security examines the life of this important woman and her contributions to home security systems. Sidebars encourage readers to engage in the material by asking deeper questions or conducting individual research. Full color photos, a glossary, and a listing of additional resources all enhance the learning experience.

Marion Donovan and the Disposable Diaper

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534130852

The 21st Century Junior Library Women Innovators series highlights the contributions of women to STEM fields. Marion Donovan and the Disposable Diaper examines the life of this important woman and her contributions to the modern diaper. Sidebars encourage readers to engage in the material by asking deeper questions or conducting individual research. Full color photos, a glossary, and a listing of additional resources all enhance the learning experience.

Jane C. Wright and Chemotherapy

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534130807

The 21st Century Junior Library Women Innovators series highlights the contributions of women to STEM fields. Jane C. Wright and Chemotherapy examines the life of this important woman and her contributions to cancer treatment. Sidebars encourage readers to engage in the material by asking deeper questions or conducting individual research. Full color photos, a glossary, and a listing of additional resources all enhance the learning experience.

Katharine Blodgett and Invisible Glass

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534130869

The 21st Century Junior Library Women Innovators series highlights the contributions of women to STEM fields. Katharine Blodgett and Invisible Glass examines the life of this important woman and her contributions to industrial chemistry. Sidebars encourage readers to engage in the material by asking deeper questions or conducting individual research. Full color photos, a glossary, and a listing of additional resources all enhance the learning experience.

Alice H. Parker and the Furnace

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534130791

The 21st Century Junior Library Women Innovators series highlights the contributions of women to STEM fields. Alice H. Parker and the Furnace examines the life of this important woman and her contributions to the modern home heating systems. Sidebars encourage readers to engage in the material by asking deeper questions or conducting individual research. Full color photos, a glossary, and a listing of additional resources all enhance the learning experience.

Elon Musk

Kaitlyn Duling (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641282000

In this book, early readers will learn about the life, accomplishments, and contributions of innovator Elon Musk. Vibrant, full-color photos, and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they learn about his life. A timeline helps readers identify major life accomplishments in Musk's life, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Kaitlyn Duling (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641282093

In this book, early readers will learn about the life, accomplishments, and contributions of astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Vibrant, full-color photos, and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they learn about his life. A timeline helps readers identify major life accomplishments in deGrasse Tyson's life, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.

12 Immigrants Who Made American Medicine Great

Meg Marquardt (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356895

Introduces readers to inspiring immigrants whose medicine contributions made our country great. From Australia's Elizabeth Blackburn who discovered an enzyme in chromosones, to England's George Clowes who worked to establish chemotherapy as a treatment for cancer, to Lithuania's Andrew Schally who studied the growth of nerve cells in cancerous tumors, each profile is presented in a clear, historical context with an emphasis on their legacies,.

12 Immigrants Who Made American Technology Great

Tristan Poehlmann (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356932

Introduces readers to inspiring immigrants whose technology contributions made our country great. From Scotland's Alexander Graham Bell, founder of Bell Telephone and AT&T, to South Africa's Elon Musk, founder of aerospace manufacturer SpaceX and auto company Tesla, to Austria's Maria Telkes, best known for her invention of the first solar-powered heating system, each profile is presented in a clear, historical context with an emphasis on their legacies.

12 Immigrants Who Made American Science Great

Tristan Poehlmann (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356918

Introduces readers to inspiring immigrants whose science contributions made our country great. From Croatia's Nikola Tesla who helped design electrical systems, to Germany's Maria Goeppert Mayer who studied the atomic nucleus, to Austria's Hedy Lamarr who invented a radio guidance system for torpedos, each profile is presented in a clear, historical context with an emphasis on their legacies.

Sara Seager: Planetary Scientist

Paige V. Polinsky (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626179448

Is there an Earth twin hiding in the stars? Sara Seager is on a mission to find out! The astrophysicist is leading the quest to explore planets beyond our solar system. Early readers can discover more about Sara’s life and scientific work in this engaging biography.

Karl, Get Out of the Garden!

Anita Sanchez (author) Catherine Stock (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781607348337

Do you know what a Solanum caule inermi herbaceo, foliis pinnatis incises, racemis simplicibus is?* Carolus (Karl) Linnaeus started off as a curious child who loved exploring the garden. Despite his intelligence - and his mother's scoldings - he was a poor student, preferring to be outdoors with his beloved plants and bugs. As he grew up, Karl's love of nature led him to take on a seemingly impossible task: to give a scientific name to every living thing on earth. The result was the Linnaean system - the basis for the classification system used by biologists around the world today. Backyard sciences are brought to life in beautiful color. Back matter includes more information about Linnaeus and scientific classification, a classification chart, a time line, source notes, resources for young readers, and a bibliography. *It's a tomato!

George Washington Carver

Jennifer Kroll (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433396731

George Washington Carver was born a slave and grew up to be a great botanist and inventor! Readers will learn why George was known as the "plant doctor" as a young boy, his strong desire to learn, and how he taught other farmers about crop rotation. Vibrant images, supportive text, a glossary, table of contents, and index work in conjunction to engage and delight readers as they learn all they can about "The Peanut Man"!