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A biography of the nuclear physicist whose breakthrough research made an important contribution to the understanding of sickle cell anemia.
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Mary Ellen Verheyden-Hilliard is the president of the Equity Institute, an independent, nonprofit educational organization. She has directed numerous educational projects including the first national program that brought training on Title IX and educational equity to educators in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Recognizing the documented need to encourage girls' interest in science and to provide role models at an early age, Verheyden-Hilliard developed and wrote the lively and true stories of the American Women in Science series. To help children make the connection between their lives and the lives of the 15 American scientists profiled in the series, the author emphasizes the girlhoods of the future scientists, showing how different girls overcame different barriers--for example of gender, race, language, disability, and poverty--to achieve successful careers in science, math and engineering. The biographies are in use in schools and libraries nationw! ide. Verheyden-Hilliard's work on equity themes has been supported by Federal, state, and local education agencies, colleges and universities, private organizations, and the Rockefeller Family Fund among others. Born and raised in Webster Groves, Missouri, she has lived in New York, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and now resides in Washington, D.C.Review:
"Inspirational role models for young girls." -- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
"These books explored an area never before [available] at this level." -- First Grade Teacher
"These books were fast moving and easy to read." -- Third Grade Teacher
"This is an excellent introduction to science units or career units." -- Second Grade Teacher
"This series is highly recommended." -- CURRICULUM REVIEW
"[W]ell-illustrated, fast-moving biographies...help elementary-age students realize the wide range of science opportunitites." -- COMMUNICATOR, National Association of Elementary School Principals
[The biographies] help childen...to see the connection--often so difficult for youngsters to grasp--between determination to persevere in the face of difficulties and later 'pay-off' with achievement in a variety of very exciting careers." -- NEWSLETTER, Association of Black Women in Higher Education
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Book Description Equity Inst, 1985. Condition: New. Marian Menzel (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0932469051