Women in Botany

This exciting science exploration is

coming soon in paperback!



Experience the dazzling world of botany! Women botanists across the globe have used tiny seeds to do huge things, like create new medicines and feed their communities.

Readers are introduced to the field of botany by the questions of a spunky girl. Her curiosity
guides an engaging, scientifically accurate conversation. Women in Botany encourages kids to
explore and use science to do amazing things!

Concepts covered in this book include:

  • seed anatomy

  • germination

  • photosynthesis

  • Linnaean System

  • medical uses of plants

  • ​conservation

  • Green Belt Movement

  • and more!

Read more:

Press Release

Coming September 2022

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-938492-56-3

40 pages • Size: 8 x 8"• $12.95

   Grades: 2–5 • Ages: 7–10

Also available:

Hardback ($14.99) ISBN: 978-1-938492-55-6

eBook ($11.99) ISBN: 978-1-938492-57-0

As well as new Spanish editions!

Scientists profiled include:

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Dr Janaki Ammal

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Dr. Wangari Maathai

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Ynes Mexia

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Elizabeth Coleman

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Loredana Marcello

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


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,

& the Illustrator


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