Shark Lady

Eugenie Clark fell in love with sharks from the first moment she saw them at the aquarium. She couldn't imagine anything more exciting than studying these graceful creatures. But Eugenie quickly discovered that many people believed sharks to be ugly and scary―and they didn't think women should be scientists.

Determined to prove them wrong, Eugenie devoted her life to learning about sharks. After earning several college degrees and making countless discoveries, Eugenie wrote herself into the history of science, earning the nickname "Shark Lady." Through her accomplishments, she taught the world that sharks were to be admired rather than feared and that women can do anything they set their minds to.

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Amazon Best Book of the Month
A Parents Magazine Best Book of 2017
One of New York Times's Twelve Books for Feminist Boys and Girls!

This is the story of a woman who dared to dive, defy, discover, and inspire. This is the story of Shark Lady.

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Women in STEM

Celebrating a real life shark scientist, Shark Lady is a feminist picture for all ages that encourages all readers to follow their dreams.

Determination, Guts, & Bravery

Standing up for sharks - and herself - Eugenie Clark faced against the odds to find her place in history.

Science & Discovery

Learn the true story behind the science of Eugenie Clark's sharks - and what it meant for the world.

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“Boldly hued and fluidly graceful, illustrations from Marta Álvarez Miguéns, complete with fun facts and a timeline, creatively convey Eugenie’s courage and determination as she dives into books, laboratories, education, and open waters to share her love and knowledge of the often misunderstood predators.”

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“A tribute to the courage and indomitable will of the renowned ichthyologist. This eloquent profile follows Clark from a childhood visit to an aquarium through her demonstration that sharks can actually be trained and so are not “mindless killers” as widely supposed.”

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