When I took my 12-year-old son to the sports medicine doctor for a check-up on his broken ankle, Max was told he had to continue to wear the boot another 10 days. On the car ride home, my son said “Mom, why didn’t you schedule the appointment with a woman doctor? Women doctors seem to know more. That guy doesn’t know that my ankle is healed and I don’t need to wear the boot anymore.” I smiled at him with agreement and said “Yes! Sometimes women do know more than men.” In honor of Women’s History Month, here are several books about women in science that will inspire the children in your life.
In 2018, we’re celebrating the 200th anniversary of the original publication of Frankenstein! Even though this book is two centuries old, it’s not hard to imagine it as being written in our contemporary… Continue reading
Back in the mid-1970s, I was debating what I wanted to do after high school. My options seemed to be limited to nursing or secretarial work, and I was not thrilled about either… Continue reading
Chiyome knew she wanted to be a ninja. Kōga, her home, had long been a training ground for them. She trained for years until, finally, she passed the test and achieved her dream. … Continue reading
When I was a sixth grade teacher, one thing I always wanted more of were good books that opened up a dialogue with students about a variety of historical topics. I wanted more… Continue reading
I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman. (Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own) Though this quote is a favorite of… Continue reading