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Women Who Led the Way! Notable Picture Book Biographies

Laurie Wallmark


When I was a child, I loved math and science, and I wanted to learn more about the people working in these fields. Were they like me? What were their interests as kids? Did they have an a-ha moment in making their discoveries or did it take years of hard work?

Off I went to my public library to find biographies about the life and accomplishments of these amazing people. One problem—there was only one kids’ book about a woman scientist—Marie Curie. As an eight-year-old, I thought, “Did this mean that girls couldn’t grow up to be scientists?”

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