Nothing Stopped Sophie: The story of unshakable mathematician Sophie Germain

Nothing Stopped Sophie: The story of unshakable mathematician Sophie Germain

 

by Cheryl Bardoe

Whether or not you are interested in mathematics, this biography will inspire you.  Anyone who has a strong interest in something—anything at all—at which you spend a lot of time doing, please meet Sophie Germain, she is just like you.  Anyone who could use some encouragement to develop your interest, even if all the odds seem to be against you, meet Sophie Germain, she will give you courage.  Beginning in her childhood, Sophie had a strong interest in math.  She grew up with the French Revolutionary war raging all around her and in a time when women were not allowed to become mathematicians, but Sophie’s strong interest could not be stopped.  “The human spirit,” Sophie says in her book, “requires more resources inside when outside it has less.”  This book is for anyone who has a dream that seems impossible.  Ages 4-any.  (Great pictures, makes for a wonderful read-aloud, too)

Nicole (Haggard)

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