While traditional collective biographies celebrate luminaries from the past, this book introduces 12 women who are actively engaged in STEM fields…Based on interviews with the 12 women, the text includes lengthy quotes, which add a personal tone to each chapter…it’s quite engaging. The color illustrations include some snapshots of these “wonder women” as kids and a creative, full-page portrait of each as an adult, accompanied by visual elements suggestive of her field. In this unusually appealing guide to STEM career pathways, students will find inspiration, motivation, and useful information in equal measure.
—Booklist (starred review)
Brief, inspiring biographies of 12 female scientists are accompanied by interesting information on an array of scientific topics… The women run the gamut, including a forestry engineer, a computer science engineer, and a paleoclimatologist…An invaluable and highly plausible road map from youthful ambition to future success. Outstanding backmatter rounds out this excellent presentation. A fine choice for inspiring future scientists.
—Kirkus (Starred Review)