We are delighted to partner with the Evanston Public Library as they present author Cheryl Bardoe, discussing and signing copies of her new book, Nothing Stopped Sophie: The Story of Unshakable Mathematician Sophie Germain. This picture book biography, beautifully illustrated by Barbara McClintock, is the true story of an 18th-century mathematician who used her love of math and her undeniable determination to test equations that would predict patterns of vibrations--a formula which laid the groundwork for much of modern architecture. This event is free and open to the public. You do have to register for it--you can do so on the library's website starting June 25th.
We recommend this event for kids ages 4 - 8.
"Impressive.... Bardoe and McClintock have...gone into new territory, tried new artistic techniques, and brought to life ideas that until now have never been displayed in this way in a biography for kids.... They not only succeeded but triumphed." -- Elizabeth Bird, A Fuse #8 Production
"Cheryl Bardoe's story brings Sophie to life for young readers. With watercolor and collage illustrations, Barbara McClintock captures not only the time period but also the complexity of the math problems that occupied Sophie's mind. ...a highly recommended addition to the growing number of books about women who have made significant contributions to knowledge yet have received little or no recognition." -- School Library Connection, starred review
Cheryl Bardoe is the author of Gregor Mendel: The Friar Who Grew Peas, an Orbis Pictus Honor Book, an ALA Notable book, and an IRA Notable book; Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age, an Orbis Pictus Honor Book, a Bank Street Best Children's Books selection, and a Junior Library Guild selection; and The Ugly Duckling Dino. She lives in Chicago with her family.
The true story of eighteenth-century mathematician Sophie Germain, who solved the unsolvable to achieve her dream.