SCIENCE WORKS: Natural science is a popular topic for the Ten Speed gift list with the success of Women in Science (280k net), The Illustrated Compendium of Amazing Animal Facts (56k net), and Owls (20k net).
PROVEN AUTHOR: Rachel’s first book, Women in Science, has spent 59 weeks on the New York Times best-sellers list.
AWESOME AND EDUCATIONAL ART: Rachel’s art is stylized, singular, and engaging—full of punchy color and interesting detail—and she has a particular passion and talent for communicating scientific information through a visual medium.
CROSSOVER APPEAL: Like Women in Science and Women in Sports, The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth’s science focus appeals to both art- and gift-book-loving adults as well as younger readers and their parents, and can sell in multiple channels.
Praise for Women in Science:
“The illustrations are gorgeous, irresistible whimsy…. Here are women who dared, who pioneered, who took risks and changed the world…. I can’t wait to wrap this book up and give it to my granddaughter Gus the moment she’s old enough.”—Mary Roach
“Ignotofsky’s profiles of diverse female scientists is a great addition to the shelf of any student, of any age.”—Hope Jahren, author of Lab Girl
“The must-read, girl-power STEM book.”—InStyle.com
“A beautifully curated collection of personal narratives from female scientists from a wide variety of backgrounds and disciplines, with a dash of whimsy thrown in.”—Upworthy
“I applaud Ignotofsky and her publisher for telling these important stories about women through such a rich, visual medium. The world needs more books like this.”—ScientificAmerican.com’s Symbiartic
“An illustrated homage to some of the most influential and inspiring women in STEM…. Ignotofsky captures the heartbreaking inequalities that only amplify the impressiveness of these women’s feats.”—Maria Popova, BrainPickings.org
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