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Women in Chemistry

This exciting science exploration is

coming soon in paperback!


Jump into the awesomeness of chemistry! Discover the power of curiosity and resilience along with the women who have blazed a trail in the world of science. From ancient times to modern day, the exciting story of chemistry is sure to inspire the scientist in everyone. 


Discover the power of curiosity and resilience by following a conversation between an spunky young protagonist, who ask questions about the world around her, and a scientifically astute narrator, whose answers are crafted to be both accurate and understandable for to a young mind. In this way, learning the basics of chemistry becomes an effortless outcome of enjoying the story.

Concepts covered in this book include:

  • matter

  • subatomic particles

  • elements

  • the periodic table

  • molecules

  • chemical reactions

  • DNA

  • cells

  • ribosomes

  • hypotheses

  • experiments

  • and more!


Coming February 2021

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-938492-31-0

40 pages • Size: 8 x 8"• $12.95


Grades: 2–5 • Ages: 7–10

Also available:

Hardback ($14.99) ISBN: 978-1-945779-10-7

eBook ($11.99) ISBN: 978-1-945779-13-8

As well as new Spanish editions!

Read more:

Scientists profiled include:


Cleopatra the Alchemist


Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier


Rosalind Franklin


Dawn Shaughnessy


Ada Yonath


What the experts are saying:

"This book brings real science and discovery to kids at a formative time in their lives. It shows children⏤and girls especially⏤that curiosity is one of the most powerful tools for learning. Highly recommended!"


—Dusty Carroll, Director, University of Pennsylvania
Chemistry Research Academy

"With sprightly illustrations, STEM facts, and historical flair, Women in Chemistry celebrates diverse female scientists. As a professor of chemistry, a woman of color, and a mother, it makes me extremely happy to recommend this book."


—Milka O. Montes, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Texas of the Permian Basin

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


—Tillywig Toy and Game Awards

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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