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Tonya Bolden

Changing the Equation: 50+ US Black Women in STEM

Changing the Equation: 50+ US Black Women in STEM

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Changing the Equation is a celebratory and inspiring look at some of the most important Black women in STEM.

Coretta Scott King Honor author Tonya Bolden explores Black women who have changed the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) in America. Including groundbreaking computer scientists, doctors, inventors, physicists, pharmacists, mathematicians, aviators, and many more, this book celebrates more than 50 women who have shattered the glass ceiling, defied racial discrimination, and pioneered in their fields.

In these profiles, young readers will find role models, inspirations, and maybe even reasons to be the STEM leaders of tomorrow. These stories help young readers to dream big and stay curious.

The book includes full-color and archival images, endnotes, a bibliography, and an index.

“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)

“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

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