Changing the Equation 50+ US Black Women in STEM
  • Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • Publication Date: March 3, 2020
  • Price: $19.99
  • Trim Size: 5 12 x 8 14
  • ISBN: 978-1-4197-0734-6
  • EAN: 9781419707346
  • Page Count: 208
  • Illustrations: Full-color and archival images throughout
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: US, Canada, & OM
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A celebratory and inspiring look at some of the most important black women in STEM

Award-winning author Tonya Bolden explores the 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 endnotes, a bibliography, and an index.


"Bolden's lively text, accompanied by archival images, underscores the importance of sharing these stories to understand the long tradition of black women striving in these areas.A worthy addition to the effort to tell a more complete and compelling American history."
Kirkus Review

About the author

Tonya Bolden has written numerous bestselling books for children and adults, and her work has garnered many awards, including the Coretta Scott King Honor, James Madison Book Award, School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, and YALSA Best Book of the Year. She lives in New York City. Visit