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.