I am sad to say I was not familiar with Edith Clarke before coming across this book. She is a brilliant mathematician who was interested in electricity and ultimately designed (on paper!) the first functional graphing calculator! (Literally, the calculator was on a piece of graph paper… and it worked!)
This book is presented in a biographical format, informing readers how she grew up, how she was educated, and how she plowed through the wall of men in her way to become the first female electrical engineer in the United States. Her work was instrumental in bringing telephones and lights across our nation.
I love discovering brilliant women in STEM fields. This book is a must in any school library or classroom.
Available 14 March 2023.
Thank you @netgalley and @astrahousebooks for an eARC of this book, which I have read and reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
This book is awesome! It is a unique look at the genius mathematician Katherine Johnson. The book is presented as a graphic novel depicting Johnson as a young child and each page is all about numbers and how she saw the world through the lens of mathematics. Some pages even have challenges for the reader to solve math problems discussed on the page (solutions are included in the back of the book). There are fun activities at the end of the book also.
Katherine Johnson is one of my heroes (first black woman to work at NASA) and I’ve reviewed books about her before. If you or your children aren’t familiar with her, I highly recommend this book. Everyone should know about Katherine Johnson.
This book is available 7 March 2023.
Thank you @netgalley and @HumanoidsInc for an eARC of this book, which I have read and reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
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