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3/8/2018: International Women's Day: The Advancement of Two Women in Science

An article by Elizabeth Lorayne celebrating both the scientific contributions and the women's rights work of Maria Mitchell and Hertha Marks Ayrton – complete with complimentary downloads of their coloring pages from The Historical Heroines Coloring Book: Pioneering Women in Science from the 18th and 19th Centuries.


3/7/2018 Little Pink Book: Today is Our Day ... Let's Celebrate



1/29/2018 The Northwest School Blog: Sixth Graders Research and Become Scientists for a Day

"Erica [Bergamini, 6th grade science teacher] has found inspirational figures from many sources throughout the years. This year, she turned to The Historical Heroines Coloring Book, a book on pioneering women in science from the 18th and 19th centuries written by NWS alumnae Elizabeth (DeFeo) Lorayne '02. Erica included Ynés Mexia, a Mexican-American botanist, whom she discovered from the book, as one many scientists students choose to research. "


12/04/2017 Virily Book Review by Lois Henderson of Bookpleasures: The Historical Heroines Coloring Book: Pioneering Women in Science from the 18th and 19th Centuries, written by Elizabeth Lorayne; illustrated by Kendra Shedenhelm

“Although each of the thirty scientists featured has a full-page portrait of the woman herself to color in, the extent of work that has gone into writing and illustrating the work shows that it is a true labor of love (as behooves any work that ardently supports the feminist cause, even in the most subtle of ways)…

Essentially, this work is a teacher’s and parent’s dream, as it is ideal for both educative and enjoyment purposes. Not only are the published sources of information listed in such a way as to encourage further reading on each of the scientists involved, but also the website addresses of a range of related bodies and institutions are given that invite further exploration...

It comes as absolutely no surprise that the author of The Historical Heroines Coloring Book is an award-winning author and publisher of children’s books, including, most notably, The Adventures of Piratess Tilly, as well as being a mother and artist. Her sensitive portrayal of how the professional and dedicated heroines overcame numerous challenges, both in their careers and on the home front, bears witness to the above.”


11/29/2017 Bergers Book Reviews: The Historical Heroines Coloring Book

"In the introduction, author Elizabeth Lorayne proclaims, 'My hope is that through coloring these illustrations of strong, brilliant, hard-working women scientists, you will feel inspired to go forth and seize your own dreams and that you will in turn continue the circle of empowering yourself and others.' After reading this interesting and inspiring book, I believe she has achieved her goal."




"The Jabberwocky Bookshop in Newburyport, Mass., hosted the launch for local author Elizabeth Lorayne's The Historical Heroines Coloring Book: Pioneering Women in Science from the 18th and 19th Centuries (White Wave Press). Pictured: (l.) Sue Little, owner of the Jabberwocky Bookshop, and Elizabeth Lorayne."


Through The Looking Glass Book Review Written by Marya Jansen-Gruber

"In this wonderful coloring book young people will meet thirty-one remarkable women who refused to be denied the opportunity to study and to create. Each coloring page is accompanied by a carefully researched biography, which will enlighten and empower readers."


10/19/2017 Book Mention on Red Tricycle: 7 New & Totally Awesome Coloring Books for Kids – A Colorful History

"This new coloring book features female scientists from the 18th and 19th century. There are 30 beautiful, double-page spreads, each one dedicated to women who pursued their passion and talent in the fields of science, tech, engineering, and math. Look for famous folks such as Alice Ball, Marie Curie, Wang Zhenyi and more."


10/18/2017 Newspaper Feature in the Newburyport Daily News: Newburyport author highlights female scientists in 'Historical Heroines' coloring book

"This is her third book focusing on the capabilities of women and all are geared for young readers.

'I like to write about women who went against the grain,' said Lorayne, who has self-published all three books.

'In the 18th and 19th centuries, many women couldn’t even go to school but some showed perseverance and succeeded,' she said. 'In the coloring book about women in the sciences, readers can find remarkable women who are not well known.' "


10/15/2017 Book Listing on Better Homes & Garden Shop


10/11/2017 Mention in the Moonbeam Children's Book Award Press Release:

"In her introduction to the gold medal-winning, The Historical Heroines Coloring Book: Pioneering Women in Science from the 18th and 19th Centuries (White Wave Press), author Elizabeth Lorayne writes in her introduction: 'My hope is that through coloring these illustrations of strong, brilliant, hard-working women scientists, you will feel inspired to go forth and seize your own dreams and that you will in turn continue the circle of empowering yourself and others.' One of the featured scientists, astronomer Maria Mitchell (1819-1889) said: 'We especially need imagination in science. It is not all logic, nor all mathematics, but is somewhat beauty and poetry.' "


10/5/2017 Moonbeam Children's Book Award Gold Medal Winner


10/4/2017 Book Announcement from History of Science Society

"First started as a Kickstarter funding campaign, the “Historical Heroines Coloring Book: Pioneering Women in Science from the 18th and 19th Centuries” is now published and available on Amazon.


9/29/2017 Bookish Staff Reads: September 29

"I grew up knowing that my mother was told she could not become a veterinarian when she was a child in the 1940s because that “wasn’t a job that women do” and that one of my sisters was discouraged from studying engineering in the 1980s by her high school guidance counselor because it “wasn’t a field for girls” (this didn’t stop her). So for these and many other reasons, I was delighted to find The Historical Heroines Coloring Book: Pioneering Women in Science from the 18th and 19th Centuries. It’s thrilling to see just how many pioneering women in science there were and that there is diversity among them. Each woman has a page-long biography and then a page of her image to color in. This book isn’t just for children, though, as I definitely learned a thing or two. For instance, did you know that Beatrix Potter was an expert in fungi? Me neither. But I do now. —Myf" –Bookish

9/20/2017 Review on Kelly's Thoughts on Things: Let’s Hear it for the Girls!

"If you want your girls to celebrate being themselves, then I have some perfect gift ideas for them. Gifts that highlight the roles of women and young ladies. Let’s hear it for the girls, and let them know, that they can do whatever they dream of." –Courtney Barnum

8/9/2017: Product post from Sticker Giant: The Sticker Formula for “I Support Historical Heroines” Women in Science Coloring Book

"If inspiring and educating kids wasn’t enough to support the cause, custom stickers stating that support are clearly a good add in for backers of a Kickstarter campaign. This sticker marketing strategy is brilliant because it gives supporters something tangible to proclaim how they were involved from the start. The Historical Heroines sticker design was printed up as Kiss Cut Stickers showcasing the physicist, Marie Curie and chemist, Irène Joliot-Curie. It states around the image “I Supported Historical Heroines Women in Science.” It is a perfect 2 x 3 inch size that makes it great for laptops, tablets, water bottles or beakers. Just kidding, beaker’s are probably not a safe place for a sticker longevity… it’s science." –Jesse Freitas