Chicago Review Press: Women Of Steel And Stone - 22 Inspirational Engineers, Architects, and Landscape Designers

An inspiration for young people who love to design, build, and work with their hands, Women of Steel and Stone tells the stories of 22 female architects, engineers, and landscape designers from the 1800s to today.

Engaging profiles based on historical research and firsthand interviews stress how childhood passions, perseverance, and creativity led these women to overcome challenges and break barriers to achieve great success in their professions. Subjects include Marion Mahony Griffin, who worked alongside Frank Lloyd Wright to establish his distinct architectural-drawing style; Emily Warren Roebling, who, after her husband fell ill, took over the duties of chief engineer on the Brooklyn Bridge project; Marian Cruger Coffin, a landscape architect who designed estates of Gilded Age mansions; Beverly L. Greene, the first African American woman in the country to get her architecture license; Zaha Hadid, one of today’s best-known architects and the first woman to receive the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize; and many others. Practical information such as lists of top schools in each field; descriptions of specific areas of study and required degrees; and lists of programs for kids and teens, places to visit, and professional organizations, make this an invaluable resource for students, parents, and teachers alike.

ISBN 9781613745083

Author Biography

Anna M. Lewis is an award-winning toy inventor and the owner of Ideasplash, a company that promotes child creativity through writing, websites, and classes and presentations in schools. She is a monthly contributor to the Interesting Nonfiction for Kids blog, and her articles have appeared in Appleseeds magazine, Odyssey magazine, and Toy Design Monthly. She lives in St. Charles, Illinois.

Engineering Topics
Women & Girls, Role Models
Middle School, High School
7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

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