Did you know that a woman invented the board game Monopoly? How about the submarine periscope? Lopez’s illustrated non-fiction book shines a light on 15 women and their incredible inventions. While all these famous inventions are still in use today, many of the women who created them have been forgotten throughout history.
The inspiring inventions span from solving common household problems like washing dishes and changing nappies, to advances in science and technology, even ending up in space.
A short biographical piece on the inventor is included for each brilliant idea, along with the struggles the women faced to have their work acknowledged or taken seriously. One woman even had to disguise herself as a man! Not a lot of facts remain about many of these women, leaving you wanting to find out more about their lives.
Each invention is accompanied by full-page beautiful and thought-provoking illustrations. Lozano’s art sets the scene; capturing the era, the women and the ideas with a touch of humour.
While the artwork will make the book appealing to a young audience, the writing is pitched to more advanced readers. The perfect book to inspire all budding young inventors of all kinds.