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ANIMAL ALLIES by Elizabeth Pagel-Hogan


15 Amazing Women in Wildlife Research

From the Women of Power series

by Elizabeth Pagel-Hogan

Pub Date: May 17th, 2022
ISBN: 978-1-64160-622-6
Publisher: Chicago Review Press

Encourages readers to appreciate the animal world and those who study it.

Pagel-Hogan profiles 15 women making a meaningful impact on wildlife. The message of the book is clear: However difficult the path may be for women in STEM, there are role models leading the way and encouraging teens to pursue the same paths. Organized into broad sections by the type of animal life in question—birds, arthropods, sea creatures, reptiles and amphibians, and mammals—each chapter gives context through the lens of one particular woman. The book notes gender and racial biases they have faced as well as their activism. The subjects come from countries including the United States, Colombia, Trinidad and Tobago, Australia, England, India, and Hungary. One thing they all share is a love for nature and a desire for positive change, and their passion shines through on the pages. The book highlights its subjects in a relatable way by covering both their personal and professional struggles and accomplishments, which will be motivating and empowering to teens; their social media handles are included so that readers can continue to follow their activities. The language of the book is accessible, employing an engaging narrative style while interspersing additional relevant information on topics such as Black Birders Week, a Wikibomb to address gender imbalances in Wikipedia, threats to wildlife species, and more.

Engaging and inspiring profiles of women wildlife heroes.

(resources, notes) (Nonfiction. 12-18)