The Girl with a Mind for Math by Julia Finley Mosca

The Girl with a Mind for Math

Meet Raye Montague--the hidden mastermind who made waves in the U.S. Navy!After touring a German submarine in the early 1940s, young Raye set her sights on becoming an engineer. Little did she know sexism and racial inequality would challenge that dream every step of the way, even keeping her greatest career accomplishment a secret for decades. Through it all, the gifted mathematician persisted--finally gaining her well-deserved title in history:...

Details The Girl with a Mind for Math

TitleThe Girl with a Mind for Math
Release DateSep 4th, 2018
PublisherInnovation Press
GenreChildrens, Picture Books, Biography, Science, Mathematics, Nonfiction

Reviews The Girl with a Mind for Math

  • Susan
    Wonderful illustrations, perfect for a read-aloud. Not overly sweet, but realistic and inspirational. I loved the rhymes, adding to the read-aloud potential!
  • Stephanie P
    I received an advance digital copy of this book from Edelweiss + to review.4.5 stars. I have been thoroughly enjoying The Amazing Scientists series. They use a rhyming text, which is not overly common in non-fiction, but works very well here. The books provide inspiring information through easily flowing text which makes them great for reading aloud. There is plenty of additional biographical information in the back of the book, plus a note and p...
  • Lauren- The Smile Lines
    Thanks to innovationpress for sharing a review copy of this book with the #kidlitexchange!.The Girl With a Mind For Math: The Story of Raye Montague by #juliafinleymosca releasing 9/4/18..What an inspiring story! Raye Montague is definitely someone who teaches all to never give up! This mathematician persisted beyond all obstacles to make her dreams come true. The last page has such a powerful message! Swipe to see!.This book is written in rhyme ...
  • Kelsey
    I received a digital review copy through Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review.A nice, rhyming biography of gifted mathematician Raye Montague, her accomplishments in engineering, and the struggles she endured to get there. At time the rhyming seemed overly silly, but it worked overall by telling Raye's story in a playful way. The supplemental materials at the end of the book is great for additional information about Raye, and includes: "Fa...
  • Tracy
    Thanks to the Kid Lit Exchange network for the review copy. All opinions are my own.I am so impressed by the books published by @theinnovationpress. This small publisher consistently puts out high quality books! THE GIRL WITH A MIND FOR MATH is another incredible biography by Julia Finley Mosca told in rhyme. Not easy! It's the story of mathematician Raye Montague. Illustrations by Daniel Rieley (@daniel_rieley) are sweet and engaging. And, oh th...
  • Amie Wisz
    I received an e-arc from Edelweiss in exchange for my honest review. Being a teacher, I am always looking for books that empower my students. We encourage having a Growth Mindset and the story of Ray Montague is a fabulous example of how if you put your mind to something you can achieve it. It may take you on a road that is less direct than you want, but you can find a way! What a fabulous story of a girl who never gave up on what she loved and p...
  • Kathy
    Give to fans of "Hidden Figures", as math-minded women of color facing down discrimination with class and smarts weren't solely at NASA, but the Navy too.
  • Danielle
    The story of an amazing woman.
  • Maureen Tully
    Well researched, masterfully written, and beautifully illustrated - a well deserved tribute to an amazing woman.
  • Alice
    Another "hidden figure" in the STEM world revealed
  • Pam
    This is an absolutely great biography but to tell the truth it is a bit boring.
  • Yapha
    Great inspirational story, unfortunately the rhyming verse lessens the impact. For grades 2 & up.
  • Tracie
    The true story of Raye Montague who battled racism and sexism to become and engineer and design submarines.
  • Crystal
    Beautiful illustrations and beautiful verse about an amazing woman. Her hard work, persistence, and sense of humor should inspire us all. This book is going in the classroom library!
  • Kellee
    Reviewed at! Raye Montague’s story is fascinating! In a time here in America where segregation and racism ruled, Raye wouldn’t let anyone else’s ignorance stop her from reaching the heights that she knew she was going to reach her entire life. Each barrier she faced, she found a way around it. What a wonderful story of perseverance! The narrative itself is told in a rhyming verse that takes us thr...