Making Breakthroughs

February 28, 2020
FROM LEFT: HAYDEN R. CELESTIN; STEPHEN BLUE FOR TIME FOR KIDS

Throughout United States history, black women have faced discrimination because of both their race and their gender. Changing the Equation profiles more than 50 black women who overcame obstacles to become pioneers in the world of STEM. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math.

“STEM is the future,” author Tonya Bolden told TFK. She wrote the book to teach readers about the huge variety of STEM-related careers they might pursue. The book profiles doctors, aviators, inventors, and others.

Bolden documents the many hardships that these women faced in their careers. Changing the Equation is “a celebration of black women in STEM,” she says.