Friday, September 9, 2016

Bookish Goodness: Women in Science by Rachel Ignotofsky

There's a book dedicated to women in science! As a woman with a passion for science (mostly health related) this makes me beyond happy! To make things even better, Blogging for Books sent me a copy to review! You're probably wondering what this book is called. It's called Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofsky. Not only did Rachel write the book, she illustrated it too! Plus, she gets extra, extra bonus points for living in KC, Missouri! (Missourians have to stick together, after all!)

Obvious science/state love bias aside, this book was really fantastic. Every single page is richly illustrated in Rachel Ignotofsky signature style. The women included in this book range from ancient to modern, mathematicians to astronomers. The entries for each woman also include a long biography as well as fun facts. My only complaint is that, despite there are racially diverse women included in this book, the majority of the entries are for white women. I would have loved to see more diversity. However, I think this book is a great starter that will lead people to research about other women in science. Overall, I have to give this book 5 out of 5 stars for sheer awesomeness!