The second book in a series of non-fiction books for kids, highlighting the achievements and legacies of women you’ve never heard of.
Discover the lives and careers of 12 awesome women of science, whose discoveries changed the world.
For centuries, the work of women has often gone unrecognised, and sometimes even unpaid! We take a closer look at some of the unknown heroines of science.
Discover the story of bacteriologist Alice C Evans, whose work to find the cause of the nasty disease Brucellosis, or undulant fever, went unrecognised for many years.
Or the mathematician and poet Wang Zhenyi, who in 18th century China proved that eclipses were caused by the Moon coming between the Earth and the Sun.
Shirley Ann Jackson was the first woman of colour to receive a doctorate from MIT, and went on to conduct research in laboratories across the USA and Europe.
The book is illustrated by inspirational quotes, and aims to show young women and girls that they too can work in STEM fields.
Sam Gouldson has worked as a forensic scientist as well as for the British government, and has degrees in both archaeology and osteoarchaeology. She has two children, is passionate about science, reading, history and music, and loves dyeing her hair bright colours!
Cover illustration by Emily Brady