|Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women
About the Book
In kitchens and living rooms, in garages and labs and basements, even in converted chicken coops, women and girls have come up with ingenious innovations that have made our lives simpler and better. Their creations are some of the most enduring (the windshield wiper) and best loved (the chocolate chip cookie). What inspired these women, and just how did they turn their ideas into realities?
From Sybilla Masters, the first American woman with a documented invention (although the patent had to be in her husband's name), to twelve-year-old Becky Schroeder, who in 1974 became the youngest girl to receive a patent, Girls Think of Everything tells the stories of these women's obstacles and their remarkable victories.
"This very attractive, informative book will find an audience among browsers and report writers alike." —Booklist
"An outstanding collective biography of women and girls who changed the world with their inventions." —School Library Journal
"This book is an inspired ode to women inventors." —Publishers Weekly
Awards and Honors
2001 IRA Children's Book Award
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