Outstanding, Young Adult, Women, biography, exploration, discovery, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, STEM, ocean, boats, mountains, climbing, animals, plants, taxidermy

Document Type

Book Review


Join twenty-four women explorers and adventurers as they dive into the deep sea, summit Mt. Everest and other peaks, discover new plants and animals, cross the world in a yacht, explore the Amazon River, catch venomous snakes, save endangered species, and venture through forest canopies. These women are diverse, coming from various countries, ethnicities, family situations, age groups, time periods, and career fields. Although each woman’s path is different, they share a love for nature and discovery—and they all have to overcome others’ doubts about their abilities. These motivating accounts can transform readers’ thinking about the great potential women have to influence the scientific and natural world.