Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History
Sam Maggs revives the amazing accounts of female contributions over the ages to the fields of science, medicine, invention, adventure, and even the nefarious arena of espionage. Females throughout time have been suffocated and subjugated in a “man’s world” and denied entry into disciplines outside of the maternal home. Yet despite these cultural proscriptions, women from ancient times to the present have followed their passions and become trailblazers in fields controlled by men. Peppered with “groovy” expressions and “cool” comments that will connect with pre-teens and high-schoolers, the accounts of these incredible personages are awesome. Read about the avid mathematician Ada Lovelace and the resolute nuclear physicist Lise Meitner; then become familiar with Jacqueline Felice de Almania, an Italian physician from the 1300s, and read an interview with a former CIA operative. Continue to recent times and view Mary Sherman Morgan, an American rocket scientist. Gawk at movie star Hedy Lamar in her role as an innovator in war weaponry. Continue on to read about female record-breaking mountaineers, botanists, and early aviators. Embracing incredible women from all ages, of various races, and from different continents, the accounts of these extraordinary figures are spellbinding and inspirational, a lovely gift for young lady dreamers.