Ada Twist, Scientist (The Questioneers)

Written by Andrea Beaty and Illustrated by David Roberts

This is a story about the power of curiosity in the hands of a child who is on a mission to use science to understand her world. Ada Twist, Scientist, from powerhouse team Andrea Beaty and David Roberts, is a celebration of STEM, perseverance, and passion.

Ada is a character of color, has a boundless imagination, and has always been hopelessly curious. Why are there pointy things stuck to a rose? Why are there hairs growing inside your nose? When her house fills with a horrific, toe-curling smell, Ada knows it’s up to her to find the source. What would you do with a problem like this? Not afraid of failure, Ada embarks on a fact-finding mission and conducts scientific experiments, all in the name of discovery. But, this time, her experiments lead to even more stink and get her into trouble!

Inspired by real-life makers such as Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, Ada Twist, Scientist champions girl power and women scientists, and brings welcome diversity to picture books about girls in science.

Age Range 5 - 7 years
Genre
Copyright Year
Page Count
32
Publisher
Abrams Books for Young Readers
Grade Level K - 2nd
ISBN
9781419721373
Lexile AD550L
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