Science

Changing the Equation: 50+ US Black Women in STEM By Tonya Bolden Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419707346
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 3rd, 2020

A celebratory and inspiring look at some of the most important Black women in STEM

Award-winning author Tonya Bolden explores Black women who have changed the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) in America.


Mae Among the Stars By Roda Ahmed, Stasia Burrington (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Roda Ahmed, Stasia Burrington (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062651730
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Published: HarperCollins - January 9th, 2018

A beautiful picture book for sharing and marking special occasions such as graduation, inspired by the life of the first African American woman to travel in space, Mae Jemison. An Amazon Best Book of the Month!

A great classroom and bedtime read-aloud, Mae Among the Stars is the perfect book for young readers who have big dreams and even bigger hearts.


George Washington Carver for Kids: His Life and Discoveries, with 21 Activities (For Kids series #73) By Peggy Thomas Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780915864003
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Published: Chicago Review Press - January 8th, 2019

       Finalist for the 2020 AAAS / Subaru SB&F Excellence in Science Book exemplify outstanding and engaging science writing and illustration for young readers.
       George Washington Carver was a scientist, educator, artist, inventor, and humanitarian.


The Vast Wonder of the World: Biologist Ernest Everett Just By Mélina Mangal, Luisa Uribe (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mélina Mangal, Luisa Uribe (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781512483758
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Published: Millbrook Press (Tm) - November 1st, 2018

A must-purchase picture book biography of a figure sure to inspire awe and admiration among readers.--School Library Journal (starred review)

Extraordinary illustrations and lyrical text present pioneering African American scientist Ernest Everett Just.


A Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon By Suzanne Slade, Veronica Miller Jamison (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316435178
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 12th, 2019

The inspiring true story of mathematician Katherine Johnson--made famous by the award-winning film Hidden Figures--who counted and computed her way to NASA and helped put a man on the moon!


Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition By Margot Lee Shetterly Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780062662378
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Published: HarperCollins - November 29th, 2016

The uplifting, amazing true story—a New York Times bestseller!

This edition of Margot Lee Shetterly’s acclaimed book is perfect for young readers. It's the powerful story of four African-American female mathematicians at NASA who helped achieve some of the greatest moments in our space program. 


Look Up with Me: Neil deGrasse Tyson: A Life Among the Stars By Jennifer Berne, Lorraine Nam (Illustrator), Neil deGrasse Tyson (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Jennifer Berne, Lorraine Nam (Illustrator), Neil deGrasse Tyson (Introduction by)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780062844958
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 1st, 2020

A 2020 Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12! With an introduction from Neil DeGrasse Tyson about the importance of kid-like curiosity, this lyrical picture book biography on the beloved astrophysicist and host of Cosmos is the perfect gift for young astronomers and fans of all ages.


Mae Jemison (Rookie Biographies) By Jodie Shepherd Cover Image
$5.95
ISBN: 9780531209974
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Published: Children's Press - February 1st, 2015

Meet Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman to travel to space.

Fact-filled Rookie Read-About Biographies introduce the youngest readers to influential women and men, both past and present. Colorful photos and age appropriate text encourage children to read on their own-as they learn about people like Serena Williams, Neil Armstrong, Rosa Parks, Anne Frank and many more.


Mae Jemison: Ready-to-Read Level 3 (You Should Meet) By Laurie Calkhoven, Monique Dong (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Laurie Calkhoven, Monique Dong (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781481476492
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Published: Simon Spotlight - September 6th, 2016

Blast off into space and get to know Mae Jemison—the first African-American woman to ever go to space—with this fascinating, nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a new series of biographies about people “you should meet.”

Meet Mae Jemison, the first African-American female astronaut!


The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver By Gene Barretta, Frank Morrison (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gene Barretta, Frank Morrison (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062430151
Availability: Backordered - Subject to Publisher Availability
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 14th, 2020

The inspirational story of George Washington Carver and his childhood secret garden is brought to life in this picture book biography by the author-illustrator team behind Muhammad Ali: A Champion Is Born

When George Washington Carver was just a young child, he had a secret: a garden of his own.


Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions By Chris Barton, Don Tate (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Chris Barton, Don Tate (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781580892988
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Published: Charlesbridge - May 7th, 2019

Celebrate the inventor of the Super Soaker in this inspiring picture book biography about Lonnie Johnson, the maker behind one of the world's favorite toys.

 


Chasing Space Young Readers' Edition By Leland Melvin Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062665935
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Published: Amistad Books for Young Readers - April 10th, 2018

"In Chasing Space, Leland Melvin tackles stupendous obstacles with dogged determination, showing you what is indeed possible in life—if you belive." —Neil deGrasse Tyson, author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry and Welcome to the Universe. 


Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 By Helaine Becker, Dow Phumiruk (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Helaine Becker, Dow Phumiruk (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250137524
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - June 19th, 2018

The bold story of Katherine Johnson, an African-American mathematician who worked for NASA during the space race and was depicted in the film Hidden Figures.

You've likely heard of the historic Apollo 13 moon landing. But do you know about the mathematical genius who made sure that Apollo 13 returned safely home?


Reaching for the Moon: The Autobiography of NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson By Katherine Johnson Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781534440845
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - May 5th, 2020

“This rich volume is a national treasure.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Captivating, informative, and inspiring…Easy to follow and hard to put down.” —School Library Journal (starred review)

The inspiring autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who helped launch Apollo 11.

As a


Starstruck: The Cosmic Journey of Neil deGrasse Tyson By Kathleen Krull, Paul Brewer, Frank Morrison (Illustrator) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780399550270
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Published: Dragonfly Books - September 8th, 2020

A picture-book biography about science superstar Neil deGrasse Tyson, the groundbreaking American astrophysicist whose work has inspired a generation of young scientists and astronomers to reach for the stars! Perfect for STEM curricula and readers of all ages.