Numbers in Motion
Sophie Kowalevski, Queen of Mathematics
Sophie Kowalevski was both a brilliant mathematician and a talented writer. Creative work nurtured her mathematical research, giving her a flexibility of thought she treasured. A wonderful STEAM figure, she not only did mathematical research, but she also created many literary works. This inspiring title tells the story of Sophie’s journey as the first woman to receive a doctorate in mathematics, which required original research, holding a university chair in mathematics, and becoming the editor of a major scientific journal.
|Grade 3 - Grade 6
|Picture Books, Social Studies
|5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, STEM, STEM: Math
|Number of Pages
Author: Laurie Wallmark
Laurie Wallmark is the author of several award-winning STEM picture books about women, including Ada Byron Lovelace & the Thinking Machine. She teaches computer science when she's not writing books.
Illustrator: Yevgenia Nayberg
Yevgenia Nayberg is an illustrator, painter, and set and costume designer. She received a Sydney Taylor Silver Medal for her illustrations for Drop by Drop. She lives in New York.
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Numbers in Motion
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“Wallmark relates Kowalevski’s extraordinary story, showcasing her persistence and describing her landmark achievements in the field of partial differential equations . . .”—Publishers Weekly
“A celebration of perseverance in the face of adversity and a strong addition to all young biography collections.”
“. . . [An] inspiring children’s biography based on a real-life legend.”—Foreword Reviews
“An inspiring choice for budding feminists, explorers, historians, and scientists.”—Kirkus Reviews