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Inspiring read for my 5th grader
Reviewed in the United States on January 8, 2019
My 5th grade science lover absolutely inhaled this book. She loved reading about each famous scientist and telling me all about the fun stories and cute pictures. I've also noticed her trying to emulate some of the qualities she admired in the people discussed here.
There is a a lot of diversity among the scientists-- In area of study, time period, and ethnic background. Probably an equal number of men and women and the women are celebrated for real discoveries, not simply for being "the first woman to...." (A pet peave of mine in most books of this type)
There is a lot of discussion of the challenges the people had to go through. Areas they struggled with in school, special needs, personality quirks, etc.
A fascinating and inspiring book. I highly recommend.