Ever heard of Allied spy Noor Inayat Khan, a Muslim woman whom the Nazis considered highly dangerous? Or German painter and entomologist Maria Sibylla Merian, who planned and embarked on the world s first scientific expedition? How about Huang Daopo, the inventor who fled an abusive child marriage only to revolutionize textile production in China? Women have always been able to change the world, even when they didn t get the credit. In Wonder Women, author Sam Maggs introduces you to pioneering female scientists, engineers, mathematicians, adventurers, and inventors each profile a study in passion, smarts, and stick-to-itiveness, complete with portraits by Google doodler Sophia Foster-Dimino, an extensive bibliography, and a guide to present-day women-centric STEM organizations.
Sam Maggs is a writer, geek girl, television professional, and author of The Fangirl s Guide to the Galaxy (Quirk, 2015). She s also a former associate editor for the Mary Sue and was voted 2013 s Awesome Geek Feminist of the Year by Women Write Comics. She hosts the Cineplex Pre-Show where six million people a month see her before every movie in Canada and is a weekly pop culture commentator on 102.1 The Edge, one of Toronto s most popular morning radio shows. SOPHIA FOSTER-DIMINO is an illustrator and cartoonist whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, and the Google homepage. Author Residence: Toronto, ON, Canada. Sophia Foster-Dimino is an illustrator and cartoonist whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, and the Google homepage, among others. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2010 with a BFA in illustration and likes comics, videogames, biking, food, and zines. Illustrator Residence: San Francisco, CA.