Nomination: Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science

finding wonders by jeannine atkinsAtkins, Jeannine. Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science. 2016. 195p. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, $16.99 (978-1-4814-6565-6). Gr.4-up.

Maria Merian, Mary Anning, and Maria Mitchell—three real girls separated by oceans and centuries—had much more in common than one might think. Through observation, curiosity, tenacity, passion, and intelligence, each one of them bucked tradition and expectation, and in doing so, moved our understanding of the natural world forward.

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