Fantastically Great Women Scientists and their Stories
Prepare to be inspired with this fantastically great new series for young readers. In this first book, read the true stories of amazing scientists and discover things that are out of this world.
Women have been responsible for many of the world’s most groundbreaking scientific discoveries. Kate Pankhurst, descendent of Emmeline Pankhurst, tells the stories of some incredible female scientists whose hard work and persistence changed our understanding of science, and transformed people’s ideas of what women can do.
Discover the adventures of Athena, the ancient Greek goddess of wisdom, war and courage. From her extraordinary birth – sprung from the head of her father, in the midst of a thunderous headache – to her refusal to take no for an answer. Find out how she inspired powerful gods, goddesses and humans and the terrifying fate of those who dared to cross her path.
Prepare to be amazed as you uncover the story of one of the most fearless ancient goddesses, and the tales of a world where humans, gods and goddesses could meet. Illustrated and written by the brilliantly talented sister duo, Isabel and Imogen Greenberg, this is a story of daring for goddesses-in-the-making.
Katherine Johnson is the mathematical genius who helped make the historic Apollo 11 moon landings possible and made sure that Apollo 13 returned home safely when the mission was in critical danger.
Helaine Becker interviewed Katherine and her family for this authorized biography. From Katherine’s early beginnings as a gifted student to her heroic accomplishments as a prominent mathematician at NASA, this is the true story of a groundbreaking African-American woman who went above and beyond what was expected of her in the 1960s, saving lives and making enormous contributions to history. Featuring Dow Phumiruk’s gorgeous full-colour illustrations throughout.
Little People, Big Dreams is a bestselling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream.
In this pack, meet 10 of history’s most influential and inspiring women.
In this heart-stopping adventure based on real historical events, Kereen Getten takes readers on a journey of sisterhood, struggle and survival from Jamaica to Britain. ‘She was rarely afraid, and even if she was … she still stood her ground, because Ruth never faltered in what she believed in.’
When Ruth and Anna are shipped off to Master John’s home in London for their safety, it isn’t the haven they imagined. Their differences force them apart – Anna is allowed to stay upstairs while Ruth is banished to the servants’ quarters and is forced to work. With whispers of freedom on the city’s streets, will Anna find the courage to stand up for Ruth before it’s too late?
Meet the little leaders. They’re brave. They’re bold. They changed the world.
Featuring the true stories of 40 inspirational women creators – from writers to inventors, artists to scientists – this book is as inspirational as it is educational. Readers will meet trailblazing women such as revolutionary architect, Zaha Hadid, actor/inventor Hedy Lamarr, environmental activist Wangari Maathai, modernist painter and animator Mary Blair and physicist Chien-Shiung Wu. Some names will be familiar, some will not – but all these women had a lasting impact on their fields.
“I made up my mind to try. I tried and I was successful.” – Bessie Coleman
Did you know the treatment for leprosy was developed by a young scientist called Alice Ball? And Josephine Baker – world famous cabaret singer and dancer – was also a spy for the French résistance?
Featuring 40 trailblazing black women in the world’s history, this book educates and inspires as it relates true stories of women who broke boundaries and exceeded all expectations. Vashti Harrison pairs captivating text with stunning illustrations as she tells the stories of both iconic and lesser-known female figures of black history.
Be inspired by the lives of trailblazers past and present in this fun and factual biography series!
How did Jane Goodall become the world’s leading chimpanzee expert? How did Beyonce find her voice and become an international superstar? How did Harriet Tubman help hundreds of enslaved people reach freedom? How did Simone Biles become a superstar athlete and gold medallist?
TRAILBLAZERS biographies are packed with little-known trivia, fascinating facts and lively illustrations.
This book tells the stories of inspirational South Asian females who have broken through limits and defied stereotypes, from musical star M.I.A. to wartime spy Noor Inayat Khan. You’ll meet courageous and talented supergirls from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka and Nepal – all of whom broke the mould and grabbed life with both hands. Be inspired by leaders, activists, sportswomen and entertainers: poet Rupi Kaur, tennis ace Sania Mirza, Bake Off star Nadia Hussain and more…
Meet 50 visionary women over six centuries, using art to speak out and change how we see our world.
This stunning book contains beautifully illustrated full-colour profiles of 50 iconic artists – Frida Kahlo, Harriet Powers, Dame Vivienne Westwood, Yoyoi Kusama and many more. There are women of all eras, cultures, religions and walks of life, working in all kinds of different media. You’ve heard that the pen is mightier than the sword. Now find out how, all through history, arts and crafts have also been a great force for change in the world.
Michelle Robinson started life sharing a bedroom with her older brother Craig, in their family’s upstairs apartment in her great-aunt’s house. Her parents, Fraser and Marian, poured their love and energy into their children. She would go on to become Michelle Obama, the inspirational First Lady of the United States of America.
Now adapted for younger readers, with new photographs and a new introduction from Michelle Obama herself, this memoir tells a very personal, and completely inspiring, story of how, through hard work and determination, the girl from the South Side of Chicago built an extraordinary life.
It’s time we recognise that graphic novels are more than ‘just a bit of fun’ or ‘not proper reading’. Teacher and book blogger Jo Cummins tells us why we should embrace this versatile and exciting format.