A biography of the pioneering scientist and environmentalist, Rachel Carson. Determined and curious even as a child, Rachel Carson’s fascination with the natural world led her to study biology, and pursue a career in science at a time when very few women worked in the field. This lyrical, illustrated biography follows Carson’s journey – from a girl exploring the woods, to a woman working to help support her family during the Great Depression, to a journalist and pioneering researcher, investigating and exposing the harmful effects of pesticide overuse. The story offers a glimpse at the early life that shaped her interest in nature, and the way one person’s determination can inspire others to fight for real change.
Reading age: 6-9 years old
Lesson(s) learned: Determination, Inspiration, Making the world a better place, Nature