Synopses & Reviews
Ever heard of Allied spy Noor Inayat Khan, a Muslim woman whom the Nazis considered "highly dangerous"? Or German painter and entomologist Maria Sibylla Merian, who planned and embarked on the world’s first scientific expedition? How about Huang Daopo, the inventor who fled an abusive child marriage only to revolutionize textile production in China?
Women have always been able to change the world, even when they didn’t get the credit. In Wonder Women, author Sam Maggs introduces you to pioneering female scientists, engineers, mathematicians, adventurers, and inventors—each profile a study in passion, smarts, and stickto-itiveness, complete with portraits by Google doodler Sophia Foster-Dimino, an extensive
bibliography, and a guide to present-day women-centric STEM organizations.
"Whether you want to know about suffragists, awesome historical lady ninjas, or the other butt kicking, trailblazing smarties in between, Wonder Women will have something for you!" Amy Poehler's Smart Girls
"Maggs condenses these storied lives effectively, and young feminists and supporters of women in STEM will applaud." Booklist
"In a down-to-earth and often humorous tone, Maggs provides a[n] anthology of biographies on trailblazing women [that] is likely to draw attention from a variety of readers but will especially appeal to those interested in women s history and STEM." Library Journal
About the Author
Sam Maggs is an assistant writer for BioWare and the best-selling author of The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy (Quirk Books, 2015). Named Awesome Geek Feminist of the Year by Women Write about Comics, Sam received her MA in Victorian literature in 2011 and now appears on TV and movie screens across Canada. She has written for Marie Claire, PC Gamer, the Guardian, National Post, the Mary Sue, and more.
Sophia Foster-Dimino is an illustrator and cartoonist whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, and on Google's homepage, among others. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2010 with a BFA in illustration and likes comics, video games, biking, food, and zines.