May coloring these illustrations of strong, brilliant, hard-working Historical Heroines inspire you to go forth and seize your own dreams!
The Historical Heroines Coloring Book: Pioneering Women in Science from the 18th and 19th Centuries was born out of a desire to inspire and empower children, teens, and adults with coloring pages celebrating 31 women in science who followed their passions and let their brilliance and hard work speak for themselves – making significant impacts in our world.
These historical women scientists serve as powerful role models and deserve to be celebrated!
Elizabeth Lorayne of White Wave Press and the critically acclaimed Piratess Tilly children’s book series, feels passionately about creating platforms that excite children, especially females, and ignites their curiosity in nature, science, art, and writing. She teamed up with artist Kendra Shedenhelm and science historian Michael D. Barton to create The Historical Heroines Coloring Book. Kendra's illustrative style is as whimsical as it is fierce – a combination that honors these pioneering women in science. Michael's expertise and help with research and editing made sure that the bios were as accurate as possible.
Imagine: With 31 heroines, you can color a portrait a day — and in a month you’ll know a great deal more about the remarkable women whose courage and discoveries opened the door to a larger universe.
Elizabeth and the Historical Heroines team successfully ran a KickStarter campaign during Women’s History Month 2017 to help fund The Historical Heroines Coloring Book. Kickstarter loved the idea so much that they deemed it a "Project We Love!"
The list of scientific fields represented include: mathematics, chemistry, botany, astronomy, physics, genetics, naturalism, botanical and scientific illustration, paleontology, geology, entomology, zoology and several more. Some of the women included are Ada Lovelace, Alice Ball, Amalie, Emmy Noether, Anna Atkins, Anna Botsford Comstock, Annie Jump Cannon, Beatrix Potter, Caroline Herschel, Dorothea Bate, Ellen Swallow Richards, Émilie du Châtelet, Genevieve Jones, Henrietta Swan Leavitt, and many more.
Featured on WFXT Boston 25 News on November 14, 2017
Events with the Author
Visit the events page to learn more about upcoming events with Elizabeth Lorayne. If you interested in having her come speak, or arranging a book signing, or having your very own 6"x2" unique banner shipped to your store, school, or museum to color, please email her at WhiteWavePressBooks@gmail.com.
"A rich and beautifully illustrated celebration of the intelligence, perseverance, and passion of some of the most remarkable women in science. A must-have source of inspiration for all." –Sarita Menon, Founder Smore Magazine
"In the 18th and 19th centuries, a common saying was, 'Chemistry enough to keep the pot boiling, and geography enough to know the location of the different rooms in her house, are learning enough for any woman.' The women in this book, however, were steadfast in their beliefs and capabilities to accomplish remarkable advances in fields of learning that have contributed enormously to the benefit of society." –Pamela Swallow, author of The Remarkable Life and Career of Ellen Swallow Richards
"Elizabeth and Kendra both capture the vivacity and strength of these heroines of science. Their calm, confident gazes say to me, 'I did this. You can too." –Sarah Wise, 500 Women Scientists
"The Historical Heroines Coloring Book encourages the next generation of girls and teens to be pioneers, to dream big, and to believe in themselves." –Lisa McCrohan, MA, LCSW-C, author of Gems of Delight
How will you color each portrait to best bring these courageous, brilliant, and inspiring women scientists to life?
Book Synopsis and Title Data
The Historical Heroines Coloring Book: Pioneering Women in Science from the 18th and 19th Centuries celebrates 31 women who passionately pursued their talents in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, often in the face of gender discrimination. Each woman scientist is featured on a double-page spread that includes exquisite illustrations by Kendra Shedenhelm and short biographies written by award-winning author Elizabeth Lorayne. How will you color each portrait to best bring these courageous, brilliant, and inspiring women scientists to life?
WHITE WAVE PRESS – Publisher: White Wave Press, ISBN: 9780997909890, Softcover with micro-perforation, 80 pp, $14.95, Available October 2nd, 2017
INGRAM (POD) – Publisher: White Wave Press, ISBN: 9780997909876, Softcover, 80 pp, $14.95, Available October 2nd, 2017
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