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Children's Nonfiction Physics

The Amazing Power of Girls

Meet the universe's most powerful and invisible forces!

by (author) Maria Marianayagam

illustrated by Skylar White

Initial publish date
Jun 2024
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2024
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3


An accessible and beautiful picture book about our universe's most powerful and invisible forces: girls.

Light-hearted, I go with the flow.

Feel weighed down? Just let it go.

Scientific forces are part of your everyday life, but you can't see them! How do you know they are there? Follow seven girls in this unique spin on introductions to STEM, as they personify and explain each force in their own words, bringing science to life.

This exciting and beautiful girl-powered, STEM-focused picture book celebrates the strength of girls and their importance to science.

The Amazing Power of Girls is perfect for teachers and parents looking for:

  • Girls in STEM books
  • Introductory kid STEM books
  • Feminist picture books about STEM, and daring books for girls

About the authors

Contributor Notes

Maria Marianayagam is a Tamil Sri Lankan-Canadian children's book author. She was born in India and was raised in Nigeria and across four provinces in Canada. Maria fell in love with children's books (again!) after becoming an Amma (mom). She believes that growing our virtues from the youngest age has the power to transform the world. Maria lives in Alberta, Canada, with her husband and two daughters. You can read more about her at
Skylar is an illustrator living in New York City with her husband and their cat Alfie. Prior to New York, she lived in Denver, Colorado and got her degree in illustration from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. She has an affinity for projects that infuse the everyday with a touch of magic. As a kid, she was constantly informed by teachers that vocabulary tests and other documents were not for doodling but was encouraged to keep a spare piece of paper nearby for those distractions. Today the tick remains to scribble something on the nearest piece of paper. Skylar's preferred mediums are watercolor and gouache, but there is always a possibility of microns, colored pencils, ink and digital brushes will work their way into the mix.

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