Women in Science by: Rachel Ignotofsky


About the book:

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!

About the author/ illustrator:

Rachel Ignotofsky is an illustrator and author based in beautiful Kansas City, MO. She grew up in New Jersey on a healthy diet of cartoons and pudding. She graduated with honors from Tyler School of Art’s graphic design program in 2011. Now Rachel works for herself and spends all day and night drawing, writing and learning as much as she can. Her work is inspired by history and science. She believes that illustration is a powerful tool that can make learning exciting.  Rachel hopes to use her work to spread her message about education, gender equality and scientific literacy.

Sneak Peek Inside:


My Review:

Rachel Ignotofsky has been blessed with talent.  The illustrations and cover art alone are well worth picking up this book.  My high school aged daughter is interested in the sciences and may want to study in that field in the future.  When I was given the opportunity to read and review this book, I jumped at the chance.  I love that we are starting to see more and more information about women who were or are an integral part of the STEM field.

Each page in this book has an illustration of a woman and then a summary of what they accomplished in the field.  It is not cumbersome in details but it is inspirational in its depth.  There are timelines and statistics, glossaries and sources for more research opportunities.

I love this book and so does my daughter.

I give it 5 crowns.


I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.

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