Friday, October 23, 2020

10 Fave #BlPOCinSTEM Picture Book Biographies

Since my recent blog posts featuring #WomeninSTEM and #KidsinSTEM were so well received, I've decided to create a list of books by another group that deserves our attention--Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) in STEM. 

It's interesting to note than most of these books are written or co-written by white people. I hope that as children’s publishing moves forward with their efforts to offer young readers more titles by creators from traditionally marginalized groups, we will begin to see more #ownvoices biographies about people in STEM careers.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer

Buzzing with Questions: The Inquisitive Mind of Charles Henry Turner by Janice N. Harrington

A Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America On the Moon
 by Suzanne Slade

Iqbal and His Ingenious Idea: How a Science Project Helps One Family and the Planet
 by Elizabeth Suneby

Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed

Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Line by Jeanne Walker Harvey

Queen of Physics: How Wu Chien Shiung Helped Unlock the Secrets of the Atom
 by Teresa Robeson

Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa
 by Jeanette Winter

The World Is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid
by Jeanette Winter

Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions
 by Chris Barton

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for including my book on your list, Melissa! I'm proud to note that it is one of the few that is written and illustrated by creators who are of the same cultural heritage as the person profiled.