Of Numbers and Stars: The Story of Hypatia (Holiday House)

hypatia book coverThis is an illustrated biography of the first woman mathematician, mostly for teachers and younger readers but if you’ve always wondered what life was like for a female scholar and teacher in ancient Egypt almost 2,000 years ago, check out this book. Pictures by Pam Paparone.

“An attractive and engaging biographical sketch of a significant woman…a worthy contribution to women’s history.” Kirkus Reviews

“This attractive picture book offers a rare glimpse of an educated, celebrated woman in a time and place rarely presented in books for young children.” Booklist

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