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Amazing Scientists

The Girl With a Mind for Math : The Story of Raye Montague Julia Finley Mosca, illustrated by Daniel Rieley

Amazing Scientists

The Girl With a Mind for Math : The Story of Raye Montague
Julia Finley Mosca, illustrated by Daniel Rieley


Paperback | Mar 2020 | The Innovation Press | 9781943147700 | 40pp | 248x248mm | GEN | AUD$14.99, NZD$18.99
Hardback | Oct 2018 | The Innovation Press | 9781943147427 | 40pp | 248x248mm | GEN | AUD$24.99, NZD$29.99

Age range 5+

Meet Raye Montague — the hidden mastermind who made waves in the U.S. Navy!

After touring a German submarine in the early 1940s, young Raye set her sights on becoming an engineer. Little did she know sexism and racial inequality would challenge that dream every step of the way, even keeping her greatest career accomplishment a secret for decades. Through it all, the gifted mathematician persisted — finally gaining her well-deserved title in history: a pioneer who changed the course of ship design forever.

The Girl With a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague is the third book in a riveting educational series about the inspiring lives of amazing scientists. In addition to the illustrated rhyming tale, you'll find a complete biography, fun facts, a colorful timeline of events, and even a note from Montague herself!

'...a great model for building awareness of racism and solid inspiration for achieving against the odds.' — Kirkus, starred review

'Accompanied by expressive digitized illustrations, this rhyming picture-book biography describes the challenges and triumphs Montague met as an African American woman...Hidden Figures fans will applaud." — Booklist