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Women in Biology

This exciting science exploration is

coming soon in paperback!


Take a peek inside the mysterious world of living things!

Learn alongside inspirational women biologists whose innovations changed the world.


Discover the power of curiosity and resilience through a conversation between a spunky young protagonist, asking questions about the world around her, and a scientifically astute narrator, whose answers are both accurate and understandable to young minds. Women in Biology is the perfect place for children to start their own journeys of discovery and wonder.

Concepts covered in this book include:

  • cells

  • receptors

  • DNA

  • genes

  • metamorphosis

  • observations

  • research

  • hypotheses

  • experiments

  • and more!

Coming October 2020

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-938492-30-3

40 pages • Size: 8 x 8"• $12.95


Grades: 2–5 • Ages: 7–10

Also available:

Hardback ($14.99) ISBN: 978-1-945779-09-1

eBook ($11.99) ISBN: 978-1-945779-12-1

As well as new Spanish editions!

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Scientists profiled include:


Maria Sibylla Merian


Linda Buck


Jane Cooke Wright


Hildegard of Bingen


Barbara McClintock


What the experts are saying:

"Exceptionally written, vividly illustrated, and clearly narrated. This book is sure to captivate young minds

and inspire them to dream big."


—Eva Woods Peiró, Ph.D., Hispanic and Women's Studies, Vassar College

"Each page is gloriously illustrated, the effect of which makes the written content all the more accessible and memorable."


—Tillywig Toy and Game Awards

"With lively illustrations and fundamental biology concepts, this clever book piques kids' curiosity and inspires them to learn more about science."


—Katrina L. Kelner, former editor, Science Magazine

About the Author

& the Illustrator


Mary Wissinger was born in Wisconsin where she spent most of her childhood singing, reading, and daydreaming. She dove into storytelling through acting, singing, and writing (and writing and writing!). A former teacher, she can now be found at her standing desk in St. Louis, MO, writing stories that inspire curiosity about the world and connection with others. She is the author of the entire Science Wide Open Series: Women in Biology, Women in Chemistry, and Women in Physics. To learn more about Mary, you can check out her website,

Danielle Pioli is an artist and illustrator whose mission is to inspire others to create. The idea of creating a whole universe from her mind to paper is what made her fall in love with art and storytelling. As a child, she was drawn to magic—what she calls Quantum Physics now. She creates art, illustrations, comics, zines, poems, songs, and hypnotherapy sessions. She is the illustrator of the entire Science Wide Open Series. For more information on Danielle’s work, you can visit her website at

Own the entire series!

Women in Chemistry

Hardback ISBN: 978-1-945779-10-7

Paperback coming January 2021

eBook ISBN: 978-1-945779-13-8

Spanish coming January 2021

Women in Biology

Hardback ISBN: 978-1-945779-09-1

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-938492-30-3

eBook ISBN: 978-1-945779-12-1

Spanish paperback ISBN: 978-1-938492-07-5

Spanish eBook ISBN: 978-1-938492-29-7

Women in Physics

Hardback ISBN: 978-1-945779-14-5

Paperback coming April 2021

eBook ISBN: 978-1-945779-11-4

Spanish coming April 2021

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