The 40 profiles of scientists, doctors, engineers, inventors, innovators, and disrupters in Girl Genius are sure to energize any teen or tween with a desire to solve problems, improve lives, and save the world (or maybe just make it run a little more smoothly).
Each mini-biography tells a story of a woman who identified a problem and fixed it through some combination of ingenuity, experimentation, perseverance, hard work, and luck. These inspiring stories also provide advice and strategies for any reader who wants to follow in the footsteps of creative, resourceful, game-changing women like Marie Curie, Stephanie Kwolek, Keiana Cavé, Grace Hopper, Sha Yao, and Melinda Gates and more.
Carla Sinclair is a writer and editor for Institute for the Future, and the author of four books, including Net Chick: A Smart-Girl Guide to the Wired World. She is also the co-founder of Boing Boing, an award-winning technology and culture website. She lives in Los Angeles.