'Waiting on' Wednesday" is a great way to get excited about upcoming releases - you get to share which not-yet-released publications you can't wait to read!
This week, I'm waiting on:
Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History
Written by Sam Maggs & Illustrated by Sophia Foster-Dimino
Publication Date: October 4
Last year, Sam Maggs wrote a little book called The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy, which I absolutely LOVED. I was even lucky enough to attend her book launch, which you can read all about here! She has such a distinct voice in her writing, and her passion for supporting women - whether nerdy or historical...or both! - is very clear. I think it's so important to promote my fellow women and make it known what they have done or are doing.
Ever heard of Allied spy Noor Inayat Khan, a Muslim woman whom the Nazis considered “highly dangerous”? Or German painter and entomologist Maria Sibylla Merian, who planned and embarked on the world’s first scientific expedition? How about Huang Daopo, the inventor who fled an abusive child marriage only to revolutionize textile production in China?
Women have always been able to change the world, even when they didn’t get the credit. In Wonder Women, author Sam Maggs introduces you to pioneering female scientists, engineers, mathematicians, adventurers, and inventors—each profile a study in passion, smarts, and stickto-itiveness, complete with portraits by Google doodler Sophia Foster-Dimino, an extensive
bibliography, and a guide to present-day women-centric STEM organizations.
What are you waiting on this week?