Swimming with Sharks

The Daring Discoveries of Eugenie Clark

Before Eugenie Clark’s groundbreaking research, most people thought sharks were vicious, blood-thirsty killers. From the first time she saw a shark in an aquarium, Japanese-American Eugenie was enthralled. Instead of frightening and ferocious eating machines, she saw sleek, graceful fish gliding through the water. After she became a scientist—an unexpected career path for a woman in the 1940s—she began taking research dives and training sharks, earning her the nickname “The Shark Lady.”

  • 32 Pages
  • 8" x 10"
  • 9780807521878
  • December 2016

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  • Lang’s wonder-filled narrative makes for an inspiring tale of a successful female scientist, with a decided emphasis on her successes…An excellent addition to any collection, particularly those looking to expand their stories of women in STEM.

    - School Library Journal

  • Lang’s welcome picture-book biography introduces a trailblazing female scientist…A clear, well-organized presentation likely to make readers and listeners want to know more about the “Shark Lady” and her favorite creatures.

    - Kirkus Reviews

  • Eugenie Clark’s interest in sharks began early in life, when regular visits to the New York Aquarium led not to a fear of the giant fish but a fascination….an author’s note provides more in-depth information on Genie, including a discussion of the discrimination she faced as both a woman and a Japanese American.

    - Booklist

  • Pastel-like illustrations capture Genie’s contemplative side, while sparse underwater scenes convey the ocean’s mysterious immensity.

    - The Horn Book Guide

Awards & Accolades

  • 2017 Amelia Bloomer List


    Jordi Solano

    Common Core

    L.3.3,4,4a,4b,4c,4d,5,5a,5b,6 RF.3.3,3b,3c,3d,4,4a,4c RI.3.1,2,3,4,6,7,9,10 SL.3.1,1c,1d,2,3,4,5 W.3.1,2,3,4,7,8,10


    • Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5
    • ATOS Level: 4.5