February 11th is International Day of Women and Girls in Science. On this day, we recognize the achievements of women and girls in science and advocate for their full access and participation in working toward scientific goals.
Here is a list of books that recognizes and celebrates women in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math:
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography, Lab Girl is Hope Jahren’s revelatory treatise on plant life—but it is also a celebration of the lifelong curiosity, humility, and passion that drive every scientist.
In a world where women are often dissuaded from STEM careers, Broad Band shines a light on the bright minds history forgot, from pioneering database poets, data wranglers, and hypertext dreamers to glass ceiling-shattering dot com-era entrepreneurs.
From the ancient to the modern world, Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) who have paved the way for the next generation of female engineers, biologists, mathematicians, doctors, astronauts, physicists, and more.
Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage
This graphic novel presents a rollicking alternate reality in which Charles Babbage, the unrealized inventor of the computer, and his accomplice, Ada, Countess of Lovelace, build the Difference Engine, an idea from her original footnotes on Babbage’s plans for an enormous mechanical calculating machine.
In The Plant Hunter, a leading medical ethnobotanist tells us her story in this uplifting and adventure-filled memoir that illuminates how the path forward for medical discovery may be found in nature’s oldest remedies.
In this beautifully observed book, Georgetown scientist Sarah Stewart Johnson tells the story of how she and other researchers have scoured Mars for signs of life, transforming the planet from a distant point of light into a world of its own.
DK Life Stories: Katherine Johnson
In this kids’ biography, discover the inspiring story of Katherine Johnson, famed NASA mathematician and one of the subjects of the best-selling book and movie Hidden Figures.
The Story of More (Adapted for Young Adults)
This young adult adaptation of acclaimed geochemist and geobiologist Hope Jahren’s highly respected nonfiction work is the perfect book for those interested in learning about climate change and how they can contribute to creating a more sustainable future.
In this personal, moving essay, youth activist Hannah Testa shares with readers how she led a grassroots political campaign to successfully pass state legislation limiting single-use plastics and how she influenced global businesses to adopt more sustainable practices.
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