Book Review | Women in Science

Author: Rachel Ignotofsky
Series: None
Genre: None fiction, biography 
Published: 2016
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Pages: 128
Age Group: 9 +

A charmingly illustrated and educational book, Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from the ancient to the modern world. Full of striking, singular art, this fascinating collection also contains infographics about relevant topics such as lab equipment, rates of women currently working in STEM fields, and an illustrated scientific glossary. The trailblazing women profiled include well-known figures like primatologist Jane Goodall, as well as lesser-known pioneers such as Katherine Johnson, the African-American physicist and mathematician who calculated the trajectory of the 1969 Apollo 11 mission to the moon.  
Women in Science celebrates the achievements of the intrepid women who have paved the way for the next generation of female engineers, biologists, mathematicians, doctors, astronauts, physicists, and more!

The main thing that captured my attention about this book at first sight was the illustrations. And that's still probably my favorite part about this book! ;) Women in Science is a collection of short profile biographies about 50 various women who contributed to the fields of science. I love the book's layout, with the beautiful illustrations and the short but engaging biographies. I learned about several women scientists that I had never heard of, and new facts about ones I did know of! My main reason for rating it four stars is that I didn't appreciate the feminist undertone of the book. It certainly wasn't as feminist as it could have been, but it wasn't really necessary to keep saying over and over again how men had hindered women from learning about science and how women finally were able to "break the rules".  But there wasn't as much of it as I would have expected, and overall, I just overlooked those parts and enjoyed learning new facts about women scientists in history! 7 out of 10 hearts-♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
**I received this book from Blogging from Books in exchange for an honest review**

Oh, and I wanted to let you know that I updated my "Writing" page, and added some new poems. I'm going to try to keep that page updated with new things, so keep checking back! Also, all of my book reviews are at the top of the "My Bookshelf" page, if you want to see them all in one spot. :)

Thanks for reading, and have a great week!

Have you ever read this book? If so, how did you like it? Does it sounds like one you would want to read?


  1. What a neat book! I just love getting free books, don't you? *happy sigh* =)

  2. EEEEP this looks like such a fabulous book!! I reeeeally want to see the new movie that's coming out about Katherine Johnson gAH IT LOOKS SO GOOD OMG. <3

    Great review, Emily!!

    1. I didn't know there's a new movie coming out about her- sounds fascinating!
      Gah, thank you, Abbiee! <3

  3. Great review, Emily! :)

    With love and all joy,
    Allie D.

  4. This sounds like an interesting book! It looks like the illustrations would be nice too - they'd probably be my favourite part as well. ;)

    I just checked out your 'My Writing' page, and I really like the Bible verse you have there - I don't think I've noticed that verse before!

    1. Thank you! Yes, the illustrations are very neat. :)

      Oh, thanks for checking out the page! I know- I love that verse! I was super excited when I found it, because it's perfect. <3

  5. new blog posts

    1. OK, thanks for letting me know!

    2. I saw your comment. Yes, I did. I just posted a post about my sash just a few minutes ago.

    3. Okay thank you! I'm heading over to check it out right now. :)

    4. I replied to your question. Do you get a notification when I reply?

    5. I get a notification when you reply to a comment on my blog, but not on yours. I just check back every so often to see if you replied yet.

  6. How cool! The book's illustrations have to be awesome if they're anything like the cover. Bummer that it's feminist, though. I hate propaganda in history. JUST TELL THE STORY WITHOUT TAKING A SIDE! *ahem* Anyway, nice review. :)

    1. Yes, the illustrations are amazing! I should have taken a picture of the inside pages. Oh, well.
      I KNOW RIGHT?! I almost said that myself, but I didn't want to preach. Anyway, I'm glad you enjoyed the review!


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