Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women
In kitchens and living rooms, in garages and labs and basements, even in converted chicken coops, women and girls have invented ingenious innovations that have made our lives simpler and better. Their creations are some of the most enduring (the windshield wiper) and best loved (the chocolate chip cookie). What inspired these women, and just how did they turn their ideas into realities?
Features women inventors Ruth Wakefield, Mary Anderson, Stephanie Kwolek, Bette Nesmith Graham, Patsy O. Sherman, Ann Moore, Grace Murray Hopper, Margaret E. Knight, Jeanne Lee Crews, and Valerie L. Thomas, as well as young inventors ten-year-old Becky Schroeder and eleven-year-old Alexia Abernathy. Illustrated in vibrant collage by Caldecott Honor artist Melissa Sweet.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Ms.Kunz - LibraryThing
Excellent conversational storytelling that basically tells girls "yes, you can." It's an important message and demonstrates that women have been contributing to society as leaders and inventors all along--often in spite of a lack of recognition or remuneration--and some of them got rich, too. Read full review
Review: Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by WomenUser Review - Kim - Goodreads
I read this to my daughter. it's a collection of vignettes about women inventors and it's a great thing to read with your child - I learned from it, too! warning: some of the inventions are pretty ... Read full review