LittleBrown, June 2018
Written by Cheryl Bardoe
Illustrated by Barbara McClintock
The true story of mathematician Sophie Germain, who solved the unsolvable to achieve her dream.
When her parents took away her candles to keep their young daughter from studying math…
nothing stopped Sophie.
When a professor discovered that the homework send to him under a male pen name came from a woman… nothing stopped Sophie.
And when she tackled a math problem that male scholars said would be impossible to solve…still, nothing stopped Sophie.
Acclaimed author Cheryl Bardoe’s inspiring, lyrical text is brought to life by award-winning artist Barbara McClintock’s intricate pen-and-ink, watercolor, and collage illustrations in this true story of unshakable determination.
*Golden Kite Honor Award *Cook Prize Honor Award
*A Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of 2018
*An Amelia Bloomer List Selection 2019
*A National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and Children’s Book Council (CBC) Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12
*A National Science Teachers Association (NCTA) Best STEM Book
*A National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
*Orbis Pictus Recommended Book CCBC Choices 2019
*A Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People Selection 2019
*2019 Mathical Award Winner, grades K-2
*A BOOKLINKS Lasting Connections Pick
*An Evanston Public Library Best Books for Kids