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The Bug Girl: A True Story

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Real-life 7-year-old Sophia Spencer was bullied for loving bugs until hundreds of women scientists rallied around her. Now Sophie tells her inspiring story in this picture book that celebrates women in science, bugs of all kinds, and the importance of staying true to yourself.

Sophia Spencer has loved bugs ever since a butterfly landed on her shoulder--and wouldn't
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Hardcover, 44 pages
Published February 11th 2020 by Schwartz & Wade Books
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Lynn
Feb 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
I loved this true story of a young girl fascinated by bugs and pursuing that passion until bullying and real cruelty made her pack away her passion and interest. Swift action by her mother brought support and renewed spark to Sophia in the form of women scientists who reached out to her.

Lovely sweet illustrations and the inclusion of Sophia's own Big Book of Bugs.

Inspirational and encouraging for all young female scientists out there.

Read in galley.
Andrew
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful book written by the narrator herself, The Bug Girl! Sophia has loved bugs dearly ever since her mother took her to a butterfly conservatory. Her peers at school don't understand her fascination, and she wonders if she should give up her love for insects... until the letters and videos flow in from encouraging women of science, telling her to follow her passion! There's a lot to adore in this book, and those are only a few points!
Tracie
Feb 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Based on a true story. A young child is fascinated by bugs but feels discouraged when other children begin to make fun of her.
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Aug 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Heart-warming story about a girl following her passion and curiosity and the people who rallied in support of her.
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Despite the bullying and ridicule of others, a young bug lover follows her passions and finds lots of support from fellow bug lovers.
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