From Ada Byron Lovelace, inventor of computer coding, to Shirley Ann Jackson, famous physicist, women have been asking questions and then finding the answers to those questions no matter how difficult the challenges.
Throughout history women have faced challenges in advancing their knowledge, skills, and careers in what's often described as "a man's world." Luckily for the modern era, persistent women have been successful in their pursuit of knowledge. These women created, discovered, and ushered forth a movement of equality and respect in their communities and across the globe. The Children's Room holds many fascinating biographies about these women, from Ada Byron Lovelace, who created the language for future computer code, to Maryam Mirzakhani, modern mathematician. These women kept asking questions, kept reading, and kept discovering, no matter what obstacles they faced. You can find these books and more at Richland Library, richlandlibrary.com, or by calling the Children's Room at 803-929-3434.