Saturday, December 31, 2016

Swimming with Sharks by Heather Lang - ESSENTIAL

Lang, Heather Swimming with Sharks: the daring discoveries of Eugenie Clark, pictures by Jordi Solano.  PICTURE BOOK BIOGRAPHY.  Albert Whitman, 2016.  $17.

Genie Clark was always fascinated by sharks.  In the 1930’s when she was a child, women really didn’t become scientists, but she persevered and put herself onto a path where she was able to study the creatures that the world knew such little about, making sharks her life’s work.

I love that each year there are more books being written about female role models.  Very little has been written about Ms. Clark, but this biography fits right in with STEM and MESA in elementary and middle schools.

EL – ESSENTIAL.  MS – OPTIONAL.  Cindy, Library Teacher

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