Ada Twist, Scientist (Hardcover)

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By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
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Ada is a charmingly single-minded scientist! One day, her rigorous quest for the full facts behind whatever That Smell is get her into a little trouble. Luckily, her family rallies to support her in her scientific inquiries! The art is top-notch charming, the characters of each family member (including the somewhat incredulous older brother and the slightly harried, yet loving, parents feel full-fledged. Ada's personality shines through on each page. The rhyming text encourages the spirit of curiosity and introduces concepts of scientific rigor, while the portrayal of a Black girl as the young scientist helps all children learn to accept diversity in STEM interests. — From Gretchen's Picks

About the Author


Andrea Beaty is the author of Iggy Peck, Architect and Rosie Revere, Engineer, among other children’s titles. She lives just outside Chicago.


David Roberts has illustrated many children’s books, including bestsellers Ada Twist, Scientist; Rosie Revere, Engineer; and Iggy Peck, Architect.

Praise For…


"Beaty delightfully advocates for girls in science in her now-trademark crisply rhyming text."


"Use this book to jumpstart conversations about scientists, girl scientists, gender roles, forming hypotheses, giftedness and childhood genius, and individual creativity. Or just use it for laughs on a lazy school day afternoon."


"A winner for storytime reading and for young children interested in STEM activities."


"Young Ada Twist and her nonstop intellect might just encourage readers to blaze trails of their own."
Product Details
ISBN: 9781419721373
ISBN-10: 1419721372
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: September 6th, 2016
Pages: 32
Language: English