Useful Books

Useful books about careers in science, STEM resources, higher education, and empowering women in science. Suggestions are welcome.

Books about Science:

  • Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

For Current or Prospective Graduate Students:

  • Getting What you Came for: The Smart Student’s Guide to Earning a Master’s or Ph.D. by Robert L. Peters, Ph.D.
  • The Ph.D. Process: A Student’s Guide to Graduate School in the Sciences by Dale F. Bloom, Johnathan D. Karp, and Nicholas Cohen
  • The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table by Minda Hart

Books for Young Girls:

  • Letters to a Young Scientist by Edward O. Wilson
  • Bold Women in Science: 15 Women in History You Should Know (Biographies for Kids) by Danni Washington
  • Venture Girls: Raising Girls to be Tomorrow’s Leaders by Cristal Glangchai
  • Letters to a Young Sister: Define Your Destiny by Hill Harper

Books about Careers:

  • Stress Less: 10 Balancing Insights on Work and Life by Dr. Amy Freeman
  • Getting from College to Career: 90 Things to do Before you Join the Real World by Lindsey Pollak
  • Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office 101: Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers by Lois P. Frankel, PhD
  • The Little Black Book of Success: Laws of Leadership for Black Women by Elaine Meryl Brown, Marsha Haygood, and Rhonda Joy McLean
  • What Color Is Your Parachute? 2022: Your Guide to a Lifetime of Meaningful Work and Career Success by Richard N. Bolles

Inspirational Books:

  • Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes
  • The Wealth Cure: Putting Money in its Place by Hill Harper
  • Define your Brand Imagine Your Future: Reinventing You by Dorie Clark
  • Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World by Tracy Kidder

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