Women in Science by Rachel Ignotofsky Review

Women In Science Book Cover Women In Science
Rachel Ignotofsky
Ten Speed Press
July 26, 2016

It’s a scientific fact: Women rock!

A charmingly illustrated and educational book, New York Times best seller 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!


This book is beyond awesome. There are so many things I love about it. One of the biggest qualities I admire about it is the diversity. Women in Science features so many different women that have accomplished astonishing things in their lifetime. Some of these women I have never even heard of before. I am now interested in numerous stories and I’ve already requested multiple books from my library about these women. A single page each just wasn’t enough for me! It just shows that a woman can accomplish a lot, even if most are against her.

The illustrations were just too adorable. I wish she would make a ‘women in science’ coloring book because I would have to own it. The author/Illustrator, Rachel Ignotofsky, is just too talented. She really blew me away. I think I’m going to give a few copies of this book to my family members for Christmas this year – it’s so inspiring for a young girl to read these things. I would like to add, I do think it’s aimed more at children or young adults. Not saying I didn’t enjoy it, but it didn’t have enough ‘meat’ for me. It did give me plenty to research! No doubts in my mind that this book deserves 5-stars!

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