The magic of the internet means that more often than not, I’ll get the opportunity to find something I only recall from a word, phrase, or image. A little digging revealed that the book I’ve remembered as “the story about that lady who was the world’s first female shark scientist or something” is actually called Shark Lady: True Adventures of Eugenie Clark by Ann Mcgovern. You might remember Mcgovern as the woman behind the If You series; she penned classics such as If You Lived in Colonial Times and If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620. Shark Lady Eugenie Clark also wrote her own memoirs and I’m trying to track those down as well.
I’m also trying to find another favorite book that talks about the life of Florence Nightingale, who created the profession of nursing. Though that, I’ve come across her own book, Notes on Nursing What It Is and What It Is Not. Do you have any favorite books about women’s historical figures from your childhood that you remember fondly (or barely)?
- Intern Kate