Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Mar 11, 2002 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 112 pages
Award winning author-illustrator duo, Catherine Thimmesh and Melissa Sweet inspire a new generation of innovators in this fascinating celebration of women inventors from diverse backgrounds.   For fans of WOMEN WHO DARED and WOMEN IN SCIENCE.

In kitchens and living rooms, in garages and labs and basements, even in converted chicken coops, women and girls have invented ingenious innovations that have made our lives simpler and better. What inspired these girls, and just how did they turn their ideas into realities?
     Retaining reader-tested favorite inventions, this updated edition of the best-selling Girls Think of Everything features seven new chapters that better represent our diverse and increasingly technological world, offering readers stories about inventions that are full of hope and vitalityempowering them to think big, especially in the face of adversity.
 

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Not only did I love this book because it's all about how girls can be a part of the STEM portion of the world, but also because it gives empowerment and recognition to the women who have changed the ... Read full review

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Girls Think of Everything by Catherine Thimmesh So I may have mentioned before that I love a good anthology, particularly of the contributions of women in history. The point is not that men haven't ... Read full review

Contents

In the beginning
1
Chocolate Chip Cookies
7
Lumin AID
11
Winshield Wipers
17
Turning Plastic into Fuel
22
Kevlar
28
Hot Seat
34
Computer Compiler
40
Space Bumper
64
Combating Drought with Orange Peels
70
Scotchgard
76
Snugli
82
Roominate
87
Your Turn
93
Back Matter
96
Endpapers
107

Rethink
46
Paper Bag Folding Machine
52
Laserphaco Probe
58
Back Cover
110
Spine
111
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Catherine Thimmesh is the award-winning children's-book author of Team Moon, winner of the Sibert Medal. Visit her online at www.catherinethimmesh.com. 
 
Melissa Sweet is the Caldecott Honor–winning illustrator of many books for children, including Some Writer! The Story of E. B. White and Balloons Over Broadway. Visit her online at www.melissasweet.net.
 

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