Wonder Women by Sam Maggs
25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History

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Ever heard of Allied spy Noor Inayat Khan, a Muslim woman whom the Nazis considered “highly dangerous”? Or German painter and entomologist Maria Sibylla Merian, who planned and embarked on the world’s first scientific expedition? How about Huang Daopo, the inven­tor who fled an abusive child marriage only to revolutionize textile production in China?

Women have always been able to change the world, even when they didn’t get the credit. In Wonder Women, author Sam Maggs introduces you to pioneering female scientists, engineers, mathematicians, adventurers, and inventors—each profile a study in passion, smarts, and stick-to-itiveness, complete with portraits by Google doodler Sophia Foster-Dimino, an extensive bibliography, and a guide to present-day women-centric STEM organizations.
 

About Sam Maggs

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Sam Maggs is an assistant writer for BioWare and the best-selling author of The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy (Quirk Books, 2015). Named “Awesome Geek Feminist of the Year” by Women Write about Comics, Sam received her MA in Victorian literature in 2011 and now appears on TV and movie screens across Canada. She has written for Marie Claire, PC Gamer, the Guardian, National Post, the Mary Sue, and more. You can geek out with her about Mass Effect or Jeff Goldblum on Twitter @SamMaggs.Sophia Foster-Dimino is an illustrator and cartoonist whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, and on Google’s homepage, among others. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2010 with a BFA in illustration and likes comics, video games, biking, food, and zines.
Author Residence: Toronto, ON, CanadaSophia Foster-Dimino is an illustrator & cartoonist whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, and the Google homepage, among others. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2010 with a BFA in illustration and likes comics, videogames, biking, food, and zines.Illustrator Residence: San Francisco, CA
 
Published October 18, 2016 by Quirk Books. 240 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Science & Math. Non-fiction
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