Brainy Books for Adults and Kids

by | Mar 2024

Code Breaker, Spy Hunter

Let’s get down to the science of it when it comes to celebrating March’s Women’s History Month. For readers interested in learning more about the impact women have had in the world of STEM, Rima Parikh, owner of The Thinking Spot bookstore, has some page-turning ideas.

For Adults:
  • A Portrait of the Scientist as a Young Woman: A Memoir (Lindy Elkins-Tanton)
  • Hedy’s Folly (Richard Rhodes)
  • In the Shadow of Man (Jane Goodall)
  • Lab Girl: A Memoir (Hope Jahren)
  • Of Time and Turtles: Mending the World, Shell by Shattered Shell (Sy Montgomery and Matt Patterson)
  • The Future of Science is Female (Zara Stone)
  • The Six: The Untold Story of America’s First Women Astronauts (Loren Grush)
  • The Woman All Spies Fear (Amy Butler Greenfield)
For Children:
  • Code Breaker, Spy Hunter (Laurie Wallmark and Brooke Smart)
  • Evelyn the Adventurous Entomologist (Christine Evans and Yasmin Imamura)
  • Hedy Lamarr’s Double Life: Hollywood Legend and Brilliant Inventor (Laurie Wallmark and Katy Wu)
  • Queen of Leaves: The Story of Botanist Ynes Mexia (Stephen Briseño)
  • Reaching for the Moon (Katherine Johnson)
  • Shining Star: Vera Rubin Discovers Dark Matter (Susan Slade)
  • Swimming With Sharks (Heather Lang and Jordi Solano)
  • The Lady and the Octopus (Danna Staaf)
  • Virginia Wouldn’t Slow Down: The Unstoppable Dr. Apgar and Her Life-Saving Invention (Carrie A. Person and Nancy Carpenter)

Check out our August 2022 article, The Thinking Spot Blends Reading and Science, to learn more about the Wayzata bookstore.

The Thinking Spot
3311 County Road 101 Suite 4, Wayzata; 952.217.5682
Facebook: The Thinking Spot
Instagram: @thinkingspotus
Twitter: @ThinkingSpotUS


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