Maybe you caught this recent TED Talk by scientist Sara Seager, which was featured on NPR’s TED Radio Hour. Did you know there is also a biography for children about this scientist? It is part of a new series, Blastoff! Readers 2, Women Leading the Way (recommended for ages 5-8). Here are six of the interesting women featured:

1. Rachel Carson: Environmentalist by Christina Leaf

The life of the biologist best known for writing Silent Spring.

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2. Zaha Hadid: Architect by Christina Leaf

A biography of architect Zaha Hadid, who grew up in Baghdad and went on to design buildings all over the world.

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3. Indra Nooyi: CEO of PepsiCo by Paige V. Polinsky

The life of the Indian American businesswoman.

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4. Michelle Obama: Health Advocate by Christina Leaf

Read how Mrs. Obama used her position as First Lady to advocate for better health.

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5. Sara Seager: Planetary Scientist by Paige V. Polinsky

Read about this scientist and her search for planets outside our solar system.

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6. Sonia Sotomayor: Supreme Court Justice by Paige V. Polinsky

Read about the first Latina Supreme Court Justice.

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