Just Published: Grasping Mysteries. Girls Who Loved Math by Jeannine Atkins

My daughters’ fifth grade math teacher would rejoice at this title.  She felt that it was so important for girls to take for granted that they could do math, just as they could read.  This title will reinforce that idea by sharing the stories of girls who loved math.

The girls featured here were born anywhere between the 1700s and 1900s so quite a time span.  Included are Caroline Herschel, who discovered a comet; Florence Nightingale; Hertha Marks Ayrton who became an engineer and inventor; Marie Tharp who mapped the ocean floor; Katherine Jenkins, of Hidden Figures fame; Edna Lee Paisana who was a Native American statistician and Vera Rubin who studied dark matter.

This title is an inspiring one.  Girls learn, they persist and they make a difference.  What a message for all children to take in.

Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title in exchange for an honest review.

Pub date:  August 4, 2020

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