More Maris Wicks
Maris Wicks is a science educator/comic artist, and she is amazing! I was first introduced to her work when I read Human Body Theater: A Nonfiction Revue. I was so impressed that I included it in our Best Books of 2015 list. Since I do not gravitate to graphic novels, this was a major accomplishment. I was eager for more of her work . . . and luckily there's already more!
- Coral Reefs: Cities of the Ocean by Maris Wicks (2016)
J 577.7 WIC GRAPHIC NOVEL
This absorbing look at ocean science covers the biology of coral reefs as well as their ecological importance. Nonfiction comics genius Wicks brings to bear her signature combination of hardcore cuteness and in-depth science.
- Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas by Jim Ottaviani & Maris Wicks (2015)
YA OTT COMIC NOVEL
This 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. Goodall, Fossey, and Galdikas were all students of the great Louis Leakey, and each ground-breaking researcher made profound contributions to primatology―and to our own understanding of ourselves.
Vote NOW for Teens' Top Ten
Voting for the 2016 Teens' Top Ten official list is officially open! The Teens' Top Ten is a teen choice list, with teens nominating and choosing their favorite books of the previous year. The winners will be announced following Teen Read Week (October 9-15, 2016). Vote for your favorite three titles from the 26 nominations. You can watch a book trailer announcing all 26 titles. You can also download the printable list, complete with annotations. That's the easy part. The hard part will be narrowing your favorites down to three!