February 11, 2021
Middle Grade Book Club: Primates
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Join the Middle-Grade Book Club to discuss Jim Ottaviani and Maris Wicks's graphic novel Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas.
Jim Ottaviani returns with an action-packed account of the three greatest primatologists of the last century: Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas. These three ground-breaking researchers were all students of the great Louis Leakey, and each made profound contributions to primatology?and to our own understanding of ourselves.
Tackling Goodall, Fossey, and Galdikas in turn, and covering the highlights of their respective careers, Primates is an accessible, entertaining, and informative look at the field of primatology and at the lives of three of the most remarkable women scientists of the twentieth century. Thanks to the charming and inviting illustrations by Maris Wicks, this is a nonfiction graphic novel with broad appeal.
For kids in Grades 4-8, call the library to pick up a copy of the book.