The Sky's the Limit: Stories of Discovery by Women and Girls

Catherine Thimmesh, Author, Melissa Sweet, Illustrator
Catherine Thimmesh, Author, Melissa Sweet, Illustrator Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) $16 (80p) ISBN 978-0-618-07698-7
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The team behind Girls Think of Everything again pairs up for The Sky's the Limit: Stories of Discovery by Women and Girls by Catherine Thimmesh, illus. by Melissa Sweet. The enlightening volume, designed like a scrapbook with collage elements, drawings and photos, places well-known women, such as author Beatrix Potter and behaviorist Jane Goodall, alongside lesser-known figures such as Denise Schmandt-Besserat, who discovered the ""roots of writing,"" and contemporary teens, eighth gra-ders from Spokane, Wash., who in 1997 developed an environmentally sound solution to the local farmers' allergic complications, arising from their annual burning of the bluegrass fields. Back matter includes a list of organizations, Web sites, quotes, bibliography, a timeline of women's discoveries and an index. (Mar.)
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