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Asian American Women in Science: An Asian American History Book for Kids (Biographies for Kids)

Asian American Women in Science: An Asian American History Book for Kids (Biographies for Kids)

Current price: $9.99
Publication Date: March 1st, 2022
Rockridge Press
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Stories of amazing Asian American women who broke barriers in science—for kids ages 8 to 12

Kazue Togasaki was one of the first Japanese American women to become a doctor. Chien-Shiung Wu was a Chinese American physicist who worked on top-secret projects. Isabella Aiona Abbott became an expert on the marine plant life of her native Hawaii. Asian American women are a huge part of scientific discovery, and this collection of biographies for kids explores 15 brilliant women, and how they used their intelligence and determination to overcome challenges and succeed.

Open up this Asian American children's book and meet some of the scientists who helped:

  • Pave the way—Find out how people like inventor Alice Min Soo Chun and computer programmer Josephine Jue designed amazing new technology and spent time educating others.
  • Heal the sick—Learn about doctors like Joan Block and Jacqueline Whang-Peng who revolutionized how we treat diseases like hepatitis B and cancer.
  • Explore new worlds—Discover how botanist Roseli Ocampo-Friedmann and mathematician Angelita Castro-Kelly changed the way we think about outer space.

Dive into a world of inspiring women with this science-focused entry into Asian American books for kids.

About the Author

TINA CHO is the author of four picture books: Rice from Heaven: The Secret Mission to Feed North Koreans, Korean Celebrations, My Breakfast with Jesus: Worshipping God around the World, and The Ocean Calls: A Haenyeo Mermaid Story. After living in South Korea for 10 years, Tina, her husband, and two teenagers moved to Iowa, where Tina teaches kindergarten, bringing science and other subjects to life for little kids.

Praise for Asian American Women in Science: An Asian American History Book for Kids (Biographies for Kids)

"What a wonderful collection of stories about women who made a positive difference in the world! If you want to be inspired to take on the challenge of tackling a difficult task, reading about their lives and what they accomplished can help give you the courage." —Evelyn B. Christensen, EdD, math educator, and author of 40+ educational puzzle books

"My favorite books unfold with well-told stories about true people who persevered against immense challenges and whose accomplishments made the world a better place. Asian American Women in Science by Tina Cho checks every box, and each of the 15 nonfiction narratives will spark curiosity and inspire young readers to wonder how they will make their mark. An important book on so many levels, it serves as a mirror for children in marginalized groups to see themselves as successful professionals, a window for other children to observe a diverse person in the role of a scientist, and a sliding glass door for all to envision their own endless possibilities." —Vivian Kirkfield, educator and award-winning author of From Here to There: Inventions That Changed the Way the World Moves