Architecture: Cool Women Who Design Structures

Architecture: Cool Women Who Design Structures

Architecture is everywhere! What style building do you live in? Is it a skyscraper, a Victorian home, or a modern building? In Architecture: Cool Women Who Design Structures, readers ages 9 to 12 examine the stories of women who are today designing the houses, schools, museums, and public spaces where we spend our time.

  • Educators have observed that interest in science and math tends to dissipate in girls between the ages 7 to 10 and have cited the value of role models to a female student’s continued interest in STEM subjects.
  • Readers learn about the history of architecture, as well as jobs in the field and the tasks that architects perform.

Cover photo courtesy of Center for Architecture NYC.

Price (suggested retail)

  • Softcover, $9.99
  • Hardcover, $19.99
  • eBook, $6.99

Grade Level 4–6

Ages 9–12

Subjects

  • Physics

Author
 

Illustrator
Lena Chandhok 

Specs

  • 5.75 x 9
  • 4-color interior
  • 112 pages

Includes

  • Table of Contents
  • Timeline
  • Glossary
  • Resources
  • Index

ISBN 13

  • Softcover, 9781619305465
  • Hardcover, 9781619305427

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Architecture is everywhere! What style building do you live in? Is it a skyscraper, a Victorian home, or a modern building? In Architecture: Cool Women Who Design Structures, readers ages 9 to 12 examine the stories of women who are today designing the houses, schools, museums, and public spaces where we spend our time.

  • Educators have observed that interest in science and math tends to dissipate in girls between the ages 7 to 10 and have cited the value of role models to a female student’s continued interest in STEM subjects.
  • Readers learn about the history of architecture, as well as jobs in the field and the tasks that architects perform.

Cover photo courtesy of Center for Architecture NYC.


Reviews

Praise for other titles in the Girls in Science series:

Booklist New SERIES NONFICTION SHOWCASE
“The women featured in this Girls in Science series share more than a passion for science, technology, engineering, and math. Starting at a young age all were discouraged from pursuing paths in STEM fields. These books seek to rectify this oversight by encouraging today’s girls to consider special topics in science and technology. Each begins with a brief definition and historical overview of the topic before focusing on the livers, careers, successes, and influences of three distinguished women scientists or engineers. . . Numerous sidebars include further background information, mini profiles of more prominent females in STEM, and thought-provoking questions. A worth addition to STEM collections.”

Marine Biology: Cool Women Who Dive
Dr. Claudia Benitez-Nelson, College of Arts & Sciences Distinguished Professor
School of the Earth, Ocean, & Environment
“This is a wonderful book for those of you who have girls (or any child) interested in marine science.  Not only does it talk about the research each of these amazing women conduct, but their very different paths of how they achieved their goals.”

Aviation: Cool Women Who Fly
Rene Banglesdorf, CEO, Charlie Bravo Aviation, author of Crushing Mediocrity: 10 Ways to Rise Above the Status Quo
“The aviation industry has a lot to offer young women—a chance to see the world, build an exciting career, and make a major impact on our future. This book is a fun and well-written peek into what’s available.”


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Author-Illustrator

Elizabeth Schmermund

Elizabeth Schmermund is a writer, editor, scholar, and teacher. She has written more than 15 books for students and young readers, including New Frontiers in Astronomy, The Persian Gulf War and the War in Iraq, and Women Warriors. She lives in the New York metro area with her family.


Nomad Press Titles Written by Elizabeth

More Details

Grade Level: 4–6
Ages: 9–12
Subjects: Physics,
Specs: 5.75 x 9 , 4-color interior , 112 pages,
Includes: Table of Contents, Timeline, Glossary, Resources, Index,

Reviews

Praise for other titles in the Girls in Science series:

Booklist New SERIES NONFICTION SHOWCASE
“The women featured in this Girls in Science series share more than a passion for science, technology, engineering, and math. Starting at a young age all were discouraged from pursuing paths in STEM fields. These books seek to rectify this oversight by encouraging today’s girls to consider special topics in science and technology. Each begins with a brief definition and historical overview of the topic before focusing on the livers, careers, successes, and influences of three distinguished women scientists or engineers. . . Numerous sidebars include further background information, mini profiles of more prominent females in STEM, and thought-provoking questions. A worth addition to STEM collections.”

Marine Biology: Cool Women Who Dive
Dr. Claudia Benitez-Nelson, College of Arts & Sciences Distinguished Professor
School of the Earth, Ocean, & Environment
“This is a wonderful book for those of you who have girls (or any child) interested in marine science.  Not only does it talk about the research each of these amazing women conduct, but their very different paths of how they achieved their goals.”

Aviation: Cool Women Who Fly
Rene Banglesdorf, CEO, Charlie Bravo Aviation, author of Crushing Mediocrity: 10 Ways to Rise Above the Status Quo
“The aviation industry has a lot to offer young women—a chance to see the world, build an exciting career, and make a major impact on our future. This book is a fun and well-written peek into what’s available.”


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Author-Illustrator

Elizabeth Schmermund

Elizabeth Schmermund is a writer, editor, scholar, and teacher. She has written more than 15 books for students and young readers, including New Frontiers in Astronomy, The Persian Gulf War and the War in Iraq, and Women Warriors. She lives in the New York metro area with her family.

Nomad Press Titles Written by Elizabeth