The Tiny Activist

Category: Women in Science


Queen of Physics: How Wu Chien Shiung Helped Unlock the Secrets of the Atom

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The Girl Who Rode A Shark

Written by: Ailsa Ross Illustrated by: Amy Blackwell For ages: 8 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: History, Historical Figures, Adventure, Global Community, Feminism, Trailblazer.  Summary:  This is a really fascinating and fantastic book that travels both the globe and history.  When going through…

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Corrie was on Once Upon a Tech!

Happy Wednesday folx!  Today, I (Corrie) had the privilege of being on a really rad podcast called Once Upon a Tech!  If you’ve been following for awhile, you might recognize one of the hosts Ms. Fitz, from one of our…

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Gut Garden

Written & Illustrated by: Katie Brosnan For ages: 6 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: STEM, Microbiology, Human Body, Pint-Sized Professor.  Summary:  This is a really cool book that discusses all aspects of the human microbiome.  By going through all of the different types…

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Professor Astro Cat’s Deep Sea Voyage

Written by: Dr. Dominic Walliman  Illustrated by: Ben Newman For ages: 7 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Nature, Natural World, Ocean, Sea Life, Pint-Sized Professor, STEM, Biology, Environmental Activism, Pollution, Self-Empowerment.  Summary:  This is the newest installment of the incredible Professor Astro Cat series!  Grab…

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The Girl Who Named Pluto: The Story of Venetia Burney

Written by: Alice B. McGinty Illustrated by: Elizabeth Haidle For ages: 4 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: STEM, Space, Women in Science, Family, Historic Events, Historical Figures, Astronomy.  Summary:  Venetia is a young girl who lives in Britain with her mother and grandfather….

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I Ate Sunshine for Breakfast [released May 2020]

Written by: Michael Holland & Philip Giordano Illustrated by: Philip Giordano For ages: 8 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: STEM, Nature, Natural World, DIY Projects, Biology, Botany, Science, Pine-Sized Professor.  Summary:  This book is amazing!  It covers in-depth all sorts of plants and…

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We have a big announcement…

Hey everyone!  For a while now we’ve been cooking up a scheme on how to better tailor our social media, to ensure that people can find the content they’re looking for.  We’ve opted to create a platform for our nature…

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Counting the Stars: The Story of Katherine Johnson, NASA Mathematician

Written by: Lesa Cline-Ransome Illustrated by: Raúl Colón For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: STEM, Women in Science, Historical Figure, Space, Segregation, Racism, POC-Centric Narratives, Black Culture & Identity, Historic Events.  Summary: Katherine was an incredibly intellectually gifted child, starting 2nd grade at age…

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Small World

Written by: Ishta Mercurio Illustrated by: Jen Corace For ages: 3-6 years Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, STEM, Space, Growing Up. Summary:  This is a beautiful book about how a person’s world grows with experience.  When Nanda was born, her whole world was her…

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