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Women in Sports & Women in Science by Rachel Ignotofsky


Have you seen this new series? Aren't the covers dazzling? I had wanted to post Women in Sports during the Olympics but, as you can see, that didn't happen!


Here are two of the board books in the series. There's also another board book: Women in Art, which will be released in October. From Gertrude Ederle swimming the English Channel to Wilma Rudolph's three Olympic golds, to Kristi Yamaguchi and Simone Biles, Women in Sports gives children a timeline of women's sports while highlighting some of the most well known names in women's sports history. At times the text seems a bit long for a board book, but then again it's always nice to have a book that grows with little ones as they become more and more capable of understanding text.

Women in Science follows the same structure as Women in Sports as it highlights women throughout history who have made an impact. Women in Science also has a full-page spread dedicated to lab tools which is a lot of fun to look at. With vibrant depictions of women in history, each page is accompanied by background themes (for example, the page of Annie Easley has a celestial background for her work as a rocket scientist) and wrap text that's full of interesting facts.

A lovely series and one that would make an excellent addition to any home or school bookshelf.


Enjoy!