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Women of Steel and Stone

Lower Age: 12+
Price: $19.95
Year Added: 2016
Women of Steel and Stone

Women of Steel and Stone: 22 Inspirational Architects, Engineers, and Landscape Designers details the amazing lives of 22 women who were pioneers in fields of architecture, engineering, and landscape design from the 1800s to today. Each chapter provides pictures to better illustrate the stories, along with blurbs about other important women pioneers related to the one discussed in each chapter. At the end of each chapter, there are resources provided so readers can research more into the accomplishments of the women. In addition, there is a great list of resources, including programs for kids and teens, websites and places to visit, and professional organizations, at the end of the book. Both young girls and boys will find inspiration from the stories of Marion Mahony Griffin, an important  colleague of Frank Lloyd Wright and Lillian Moller Gilbreth, an extremely accomplished engineer who was the first female professor in Purdue University’s engineering school. Overall, Anna Lewis’ book is an engaging read that highlights the impact of women in engineering-related fields.



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    • Rating: 4.5 out of 5.0
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      • “Great book for middle school and up, especially good for girls to learn the struggles of women in engineering when it was not yet open to them.”