STEM in Teen and Adult Comics

Continuing from our article two weeks ago, our library system provides a variety of books pertaining to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  What a surprise to find comics and graphic novels that covered these subjects, too!  Here are some selections from non-fiction typically aimed towards our teen and adult readers.

From young adults, we have--

The Imitation Game
Delve into the life and accomplishments of Alan Turing, including his fascination with mathematics and contributions to decoding messages in WWII with the Enigma Machine.

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong
Basketball captain Charlie Nolan gets roped into his friend Nate Harding's plot to gain funding for the annual National Robotics Competition.  Enjoy high school antics with some technological fun!

Primates
This is an excellent introduction to the work of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas.  Learn about these incredible field scientists, the work they contributed to primatology, and their advocacy for wildlife preservation and rainforest conservation.

Wire Mothers
Covering the studies of Harry Harlow to better understand what "love" is, this is an interesting look into 1950s psychology, its attitudes towards child-rearing, and the results of tests using juvenile rhesus monkeys.

And finally, from adult nonfiction--

Audubon
Audubon provides insight into the painter and ornithologist James Jean Audubon.  Learn some of the history behind his renowned paintings, the school of thought for scientists, and the methods of collecting specimens during the 19th century.

Dignifying Science
From Heddy Lamar to Rosalind Franklin to Madame Curie, this anthology features notable women in science with additional notes at the end for more information on their achievements.

The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage
A "what if" scenario where Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage complete the difference machine.  With short stories involving other notable persons in Victorian England and a plethora of footnotes of facts to this fiction, this is a marvelous universe to dip into.

Again, this is only a small portion of STEM-related books available to check out.  To learn more, search our online catalog and databases or visit your local library branch.

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