I'm Nancy Castaldo, a curious kid lit author trying to make a difference one book at a time. Thanks for visiting my blog.
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Did You Wear Lipstick? : Sylvia Earle, Books, and the Ocean
My daughter, an artist, just completed a piece inspired by Sylvia Earle's groundbreaking ocean research and the gender bias she received upon her return from below the sea.
Outside of the box
Inside the box
Sylvia Earle lead the first team of woman aquanauts in 1970."I took pleasure in turning questions such as 'Did you wear lipstick? Did you use a hairdryer?' into a discourse on the importance of the ocean as our primary source of oxygen," said Sylvia in an essay for the National Journal of Literature and Discussion.
Young readers can learn more about Sylvia Earle's ocean exploration in Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle by Claire A. Nivola.
Sylvia Earle is not the only female ocean explorer. There are many others to inspire young readers.