[From the Dust Jacket]
When Rebecca Crumpler became the first black woman in the United States to earn her MD in 1864, it was no mean feat. Black Americans at the time were denied citizenship, most colleges didn’t accept black women (or men), and the sciences were only deemed suitable for white men. Since Dr. Crumpler, countless other black women have revolutionized STEM in America. From early trailblazers to those who follow in their footsteps today, black women have made cutting-edge contributions as surgeons, inventors, aviators, mechanics, forensic scientists, marine biologists, roboticist, video game developers, and NASA programmers.
In Changing the Equation, award-winning author Tonya Bolden celebrates more than fifty women in America who have helped pave the way for future generations, reminding us all to stay curious and dream big. These women’s stories are just the beginning.
Ages 10 and up | 208 pages
Hardcover | Abrams Books for Young Readers | 2020 | ISBN: 9781419707346
Ebook | Abrams Books for Young Readers | 2020 | ISBN: 9781683356295
“Changing the Equation” Reviews …
“Bolden, a master of the collective biography, presents an impeccably-researched call to action, imploring black girls to fight the racial and gender imbalance that plagues the STEM field.” —School Library Journal, starred review
“Bolden’s lively text, accompanied by archival images, underscores the importance of sharing these stories to understand the long tradition of black women striving in these areas. A worthy addition to the effort to tell a more complete and compelling American history.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Young people are sure to find intriguing role models among the many STEM all-stars in this comprehensive look at the achievements of gifted Black scientists and doctors.” —Booklist
“Changing the Equation” Made the Lists(s) …
Junior Library Guild selection
Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book for 2020
Rise: A Feminist Book Project for Ages 0-18 2021 Recommended Read
NSTA-CBC 2021 Best STEM Book
NSTA-CBC 2021 Outstanding Science Trade Book