I’m sharing my Goodreads review for Cheryl Bardoe and Barbara McClintock’s Nothing Stopped Sophie this week.
- An opening that succinctly and clearly lets me know the time and place that Sophie lived. (I hate it when I’m left hanging about where and when I’m reading about, as that gives me larger context for the story.)
- A great refrain: “Nothing stopped Sophie.”
- Simple explanations of complex topics–both mathematical ones and historical ones, like the French Revolution.
- Beautiful writing: “Telling Sophie not to think about math was like telling a bird not to soar.”
- Interesting backmatter. I especially love illustrator Barbara McClintock’s note. My visual literacy stinks, so having notes from the illustrator helps me go back and discover some of the wonderful layers added by the illustrator that I probably missed on my initial reading!
Thanks for this inspiring book, Cheryl Bardoe, Barbara McClintock, and Little, Brown!