Science is for everyone!
Science People celebrates the diversity of the scientific community around the world. Meet more than 50 trailblazers in botany, biology, physics, engineering, mathematics, and a host of other STEM fields.
Bold, whimsical illustrations by David Lee Csicsko (The Skin You Live In) along with concise, engaging bios celebrate a diverse group of scientists, from around the world and all eras of history. Classic figures like Galileo and Marie Curie are included alongside scientists and activists working in the field right now – like geneticists (and Nobel Prize winners) Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier, or Phillip Alviola, a bat virologist from the Philippines on the cutting edge of coronavirus research.
From astronomers to zoologists, Science People highlights explorers in a wide range of fields – representing a multicultural mix of genders, races, and nationalities, in walks of life – showing that science is for everyone. It will inspire readers young and old to ask their own questions about the world around them.
Isabella Aiona Abbott (USA) Phillip Alviola (Philippines) Janaki Ammal (India) Mary Anning (UK) Avicenna (Uzbekistan) Clara Barker (UK) Joan Beauchamp Procter (UK) Helia Bravo Hollis (Mexico) Joyce Bell Burnell (UK) George Washington Carver (USA) Emmanuelle Charpentier (France) & Jennifer Doudna (USA) Eugenie Clark (USA) Nicolaus Copernicus (Poland) Jacques-Yves Cousteau (France) Marie Curie (Poland/France) Leonardo da Vinci (Italy) Charles Darwin (UK) René Descartes (France) Thomas Edison (USA) Albert Einstein (Germany/USA) Ozak Esu (Nigeria) Enrico Fermi (Italy/USA) Alexander Fleming (UK) Rosalind Franklin (UK) Ted "Dr. Tornado" Fujita (Japan/USA) Galileo Galilei (Italy) Jane Goodall (UK) Stephen Hawking (UK) Sue Hendrickson (USA) Isobel Wylie Hutchison (UK) Hypatia (Egypt) Mae Jemison (USA) Katia & Maurice Krafft (France) Leon Lederman (USA) Ada Lovelace (UK) Wangari Muta Maathai (Kenya) Monkgomotsi Maseng (Botswana) Maria Sibylla Merian (Germany) Isaac Newton (UK) Bill Nye (USA) Louis Pasteur (France) Carl Sagan (USA) Nikola Tesla (Croatia/USA) Marie Tharp (USA) Greta Thunburg (Sweden) Michio Tsujimura (Japan) Neil DeGrasse Tyson (USA) Star Mapping Vatican Nuns (Italy) Alexander von Humboldt (Germany) Tu Youyou (China)
“Packed with [Csicsko’s] lively portraits of both famous and overlooked figures, [LGBTQ+ Icons and Science People] celebrate diversity, smarts, and creativity.” – Chicago Magazine
"Beautifully illustrated, well-written, and chronologically organized...Csicsko's illustrations lend a cool, lively vibe, featuring playful colors of people in portraiture...an engaging read." - School Library Journal