Stolen Science: Thirteen Untold Stories of Scientists and Inventors Almost Written out of History (Hardcover)

Stolen Science: Thirteen Untold Stories of Scientists and Inventors Almost Written out of History By Ella Schwartz, Gaby D'Alessandro (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ella Schwartz, Gaby D'Alessandro (Illustrator)


A fresh approach to a timely topic, Stolen Science is a fascinating compendium of stories of uncredited scientists and inventors throughout the ages.

Over the centuries, women, people from underrepresented communities, and immigrants overcame prejudices and social obstacles to make remarkable discoveries in science--but they weren't the ones to receive credit in history books. People with more power, money, and prestige were remembered as the inventor of the telephone, the scientists who decoded the structure of DNA, and the doctor who discovered the cause of yellow fever. This book aims to set the record straight and celebrate the nearly forgotten inventors and scientists who shaped our world today.

About the Author

Ella Schwartz is the author of several books for young readers, including Her Name Was Mary Katharine: The Story of the Only Woman Whose Name Appears on the Declaration of Independence, Can You Crack This Code?, Stolen Science, and Is it Okay to Pee in the Ocean? In addition to writing books, Ella is a cyber security warrior interfacing with the U.S. federal government on strategic technology initiatives. She has a bachelor's and master's degree in engineering from Columbia University.

Praise For…

"A very important book that not only gives credit where it is long overdue but should also help inspire future scientists from all backgrounds." - Science Magazine, Finalist for the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books

“A useful counterweight to conventional books describing breakthroughs in science, medicine, and engineering.” —Booklist

“[A] thought-provoking exploration of an important topic.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A timely and informative resource.” —School Library Connection

Product Details
ISBN: 9781547602285
ISBN-10: 1547602287
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
Publication Date: August 31st, 2021
Pages: 128
Language: English