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Women in Science
Contributor(s): Edwards, Sue Bradford
ISBN: 1680782940     ISBN-13: 9781680782943
Publisher: Essential Library
    OUR PRICE: $37.07  
Product Type: Library
Published: August 2016
Annotation: Introduces women working in the sciences and discusses the history of women in science.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Women scientists; Biography; Juvenile literature.
Women in science; Juvenile literature.
Women in science; History; Juvenile literature.
Dewey: 500.82
LCCN: bl2016047017
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
Series: Women's Lives in History
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 8.25" H x 9.50" W x 0.50" (1.20 lbs) 112 pages
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2017 Fall)
Each book provides biographies of a good number of women--both well-known and lesser-known--who are high achievers in their respective fields. Clear, engaging texts provide context-setting background, and the volumes' clean design includes with many photos and useful sidebars. There are four other fall 2016 books in this series. Reading list, timeline, websites. Bib., glos., ind. [Review covers these Women's Lives in History titles: Women in Science, Women in Politics and Government, Women in Arts and Entertainment, and Women in War.] Copyright 2017 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2016 November)
Gr 9 Up—While the series name is a bit of a misnomer, as the content is mostly centered on the 20th century, this is an engaging look at women's participation and advancement in a variety of fields. Each title opens with a chapter on a contemporary woman who exemplifies power and status in the book's subject field, followed by roughly chronological chapters about women who refused to accept societal limits and made significant contributions in each area—and who, in achieving their own successes, also changed the lives of countless women who followed. There are some international examples, but most of the women are from the United States. Average-quality photos, paragraph-length inserts about trends and people, and longer biographical sketches of the early, iconic pioneers in each area enhance the texts. This set could be used for reports and will inspire students looking for role models. VERDICT Recommended for all teen collections.. Copyright 2016 School Library Journal.