Girls in Science: National Science Day Read Aloud with Jess Keating

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Celebrate National Science Day with an interactive read-aloud featuring zoologist-turned-author Jess Keating, as she presents her award-winning picture book biography, Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist.

Named a Best Children’s Book of 2017 by Parents Magazine and an Amazon Best Book of the Month, Shark Lady tells the story of a woman who dared to dive, defy, discover and inspire. Eugenie Clark fell in love with sharks from the first moment she saw them at the aquarium. She couldn’t imagine anything more exciting than studying these graceful creatures. But Eugenie quickly discovered that many people believed sharks to be ugly and scary ― and they didn’t think women should be scientists.

PRAISE FOR SHARK LADY

“This biography rose to the top because it tells Clark’s story-from her childhood fascination with sharks to becoming a scientist who was able to train them-without overwhelming kids with text. ‘After I read this book with my 6-year-old daughter, she told me that she wanted to be a scientist,’ beamed one dad.” — Parents

“A tribute to the courage and indomitable will of the renowned ichthyologist. This eloquent profile follows Clark from a childhood visit to an aquarium through her demonstration that sharks can actually be trained and so are not ‘mindless killers’ as widely supposed” — Kirkus

“Keating offers a lively portrait of scientist Eugenie Clark, who pursued a passion for sharks. Through Clark’s story, Keating suggests that, with perseverance, a childhood fascination can evolve into a life’s work.” — Publishers Weekly