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The Marvelous Minds of Women in Science


Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea is the story of someone solving a mystery right here on earth. She didn't have to go to the moon she just had to figure out how to "see" the bottom of the ocean! Marie Tharp was an innovative scientist and the first person to ever successfully draw an accurate map the ocean floor.

Choose more books on this page about pioneering female scientists, astronauts, doctors and inventors.

“Stories, both real and imagined, show what girls can do. The stories of women’s lives, and the choices they made, encourage girls to think larger and bolder, and give boys and men a fuller understanding of the female experience.”

~National Women’s History Project


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Ada LovelaceAda's IdeasCounting on KatherineGrace Hopper Queen of Computer CodeHidden FiguresMargaret and the MoonMarie CurieNothing Stopped SophieThe Girl Who Drew ButterfliesThe Girl Who Thought in PicturesAda Lovelace Poet of ScienceTo the StarsIn the BagJulia Morgan Built a CastleLook UpMae JemisonMarvelous MattieMary Walker Wears the PantsOf Numbers and StarsSally RideSpic and SpanStone Girl Bone GirlTemple GrandinWho Says Women Cant Be Doctors

Group Biographies:

Galaxy GirlsWomen Scientists in ChemistryAfrican America Women Scientists and InventorsGirls Think of EverythingMagnificent MindsPure GritRemarkable MindsThe Sky's the LimitTop 101 Women of STEMTrailblazersWomen in SpaceWomen in ScienceWomen of Steel and StoneYes She Did Medicine

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