Welcome to the wonderous world of medicine with a new addition to the "Science Wide Open" series, available September 2022!


How does the body work?


Women in Medicine introduces kids to the field of medicine through an engaging, scientifically accurate conversation driven by the questions of a curious girl. Discover the amazing work of women throughout history who have given us incredible things like a cure for malaria and a lifesaving heart surgery.


Designed to inspire kids to learn more about the field of medicine, this book has been peer reviewed by an extensive team of scientists, science educators, and parents. Concepts covered include careers like doctors, nurses, midwives, surgeons, and medical scientists; treatments like medicines and operations; the human heart and blood cells; glycogen storage, insulin, and diabetes; preventive healthcare; diseases and diagnoses, and more!


The fifth book in the inspiring “Science Wide Open” series, Women in Medicine will encourage scientific inquiry in any young mind!

Women in Medicine

$14.99 Regular Price
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    Pages 40

    Hardback: 978-1-938492-55-6

    Paperback: 978-1-938492-56-3

    eBook: 978-1-938492-57-0

    Dimensions 8.25" x 8.25"
    Age Range


    Grade Range 2-5
    Lexile Measure 780L
    Language English
    Publication Date September 2022
  • Praise for the "Science Wide Open" series:


    "It is so important for young girls and boys to see women as scientists—especially as brilliant, successful scientists who are also fun and relatable. These beautifully illustrated books show just that."


    —Kristin J. Labby, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Beloit College (and also a mother!)



    "A curious, bespectacled protagonist explores the world around her through the study of living things and the discoveries of women scientists.... Pioli’s illustrations give these women of science a Disney-princess vibe for broad appeal."


    —Kirkus Reviews



    "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