Reviewed by Amanda K (Library Staff)
Eugenie was fascinated by sea life and specifically sharks as a child when she first saw them at New York Aquarium. She dreamed of becoming a scientist who studied and explored the ocean and the creatures who lived in them. However, in the 1930’s women were discouraged from working in science. Nevertheless, Eugenie persisted. She got a Master’s degree in zoology and explored the ocean. She opened Cape Haze Marine laboratory and studied sharks. With her research she proved that sharks weren’t mindless killers but beautiful creatures and important to keeping a healthy world.
Swimming with Sharks: The Daring Discoveries of Eugenie Clark by Heather Lang is a beautiful picture book biography. It will fascinate young readers and emphasize the importance of life long learning. The author’s note explains more information about Eugenie life with real-life pictures.
Located in Children’s Nonfiction (J 597.3 LAN)