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Sharks Don't Sink by Jasmin Graham
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Jul 16, 2024 | ISBN 9780593685259

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“Jasmin’s journey, along with her love of sharks, is both fascinating and inspiring, sitting at the cross section of science and social justice. This book is a triumph.”
—Emily Giffin, TODAY

—Shannon Carlin, TIME

“Graham had to face the sharp-teethed truths of academia, while creating a world of curiosity and discovery around the complex lives of sharks. To combat the racism she encountered in academia, Graham created an ‘ocean of her own’ to become an independent scientist and a champion of social justice.”
—Martha Ann Toll, NPR

Sharks Don’t Sink is a compelling tale of resilience, passion, and the transformative power of empathy and knowledge. Through Graham’s eyes, we not only gain a newfound appreciation for these incredible creatures but also of Graham’s own journey to becoming a voice for the voiceless. Through this remarkable memoir, readers will be inspired to pursue their dreams, defy expectations, and fight for a better, more inclusive future for all.”
Weike Wang, author of Chemistry and Joan Is Okay

“I reveled in Jasmin Graham’s delightful, irreverent voice. Sharks Don’t Sink is a triumph. Graham’s love of the sharks that she studies, the ocean that draws her, and her sisters in rogue science, illuminates every page.”
Susan Casey, author of The Underworld: Journeys to the Depths of the Ocean and Voices in the Ocean

“Graham beautifully illustrates her profound connection with sharks and parallels their struggles with those faced by marginalized communities around the world. Graham powerfully underscores the importance of empathy, advocacy, and the recognition of shared experiences in collectively creating a more just and equitable world for all. It’s such a joy to witness Graham’s intelligence, charisma and tenacity shine brightly through her writing.”
Danni Washington, author of Bold Women in Science

“Graham paints a vivid portrait of a life shaped by the rhythms of the ocean and the resilience of her community. In this book, she confronts the stark reality of a system that values output over wellbeing, advancement over authenticity. Faced with the choice to persevere or depart, Graham embarks on a journey of self-discovery and liberation that leads to the creation of an organization that is changing the very system that prioritizes profit and ‘status quo’ over people. Through her eyes, we glimpse a world where the true measure of wealth lies not in beachfront properties or academic titles but in the enduring bonds of family, community, and a love for the water that knows no bounds.”
—Melissa Cristina Márquez, author of Mother of Sharks and Sea of Constellations

“Jasmin Graham is one of the most influential shark scientists in the world today, and Sharks Don’t Sink should be on every marine biologist’s bookshelf. Her keen scientific mind, sense of humor, and vision for a better world shines through every page.”
David Shiffman, author of Why Sharks Matter

“This memoir about [Graham’s] journey to becoming a shark scientist will grab readers from the start. . . . Readers certainly do not need to be scientists to enjoy this exceptional, well-written book, but it’s an excellent title for people, especially women and people of color, who are considering a career in marine science. This heartfelt story offers insight into both the stresses and excitement that await them.”
Amy Lewontin, Library Journal (starred review)

“Inspiring. . . . Vivid prose . . . and Graham’s palpable enthusiasm for her work make this sing. It’s an impassioned tale of ambition and advocacy.”
Publishers Weekly

“Both inspiring and refreshing. A fine celebration of determination in the face of significant professional obstacles.”
Kirkus Reviews

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