Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist

Jess Keating, illus. by Marta Álvarez Miguens. Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-1-4926-4204-6
Keating (Pink Is for Blobfish) offers a lively portrait of scientist Eugenie Clark, who pursued a passion for sharks. Playfully mixing the aquatic and terrestrial, Miguens (One Small Donkey) shows sharks circling the stacks of the library where a young Clark reads: “Whale sharks. Nurse sharks. Tiger sharks. Lemon sharks. Eugenie wanted to know about them all.” Despite facing discrimination as a woman, Clark earned a zoology degree then literally dove into field research, changing the way sharks were perceived. Through Clark’s story, Keating suggests that, with perseverance, a childhood fascination can evolve into a life’s work. Ages 4–8. Author’s agent: Kathleen Rushall, Andrea Brown Literary. Illustrator’s agency: Astound. (June)
Reviewed on: 06/05/2017
Release date: 06/01/2017
Genre: Children's
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