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Everyday Superheroes: Women in Energy Careers

ISBN: 9781634894340
Binding: Paperback
Author: Erin Twamley, Joshua Sneideman, Katie Mehnert
Illustrator: Adua Hernandez
Pages: 104
Trim: 8 x 10 inches
Published: 7/25/2022

A multicultural women in STEM book sharing this exciting world of STEM for girls.

"Are you raising a young superhero who wants to help protect the planet? With different energy sector skills, technologies, and professions—from meteorologists to behavioral scientists—your child is sure to find a path that excites them!"—Alison Davis, communications associate of Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI)

We all know Wonder Woman, but have you ever heard of Gulnaaz Afzal? She is an energy superhero protecting future drivers by testing cameras, radars, and sensors on the first electric trucks in the United States.

In this book, meet thirty-four real-life energy superheroes powering our planet. They install solar panels, dig wells miles into the ground, connect zigzagging power lines that charge our favorite electronics, and drive us into the future with battery-powered cars. Women in Energy Careers is the second book in the Everyday Superheroes series, sharing the colorful careers and illustrations of women working in energy.

This book series is relatable and inspiring, demonstrating the limitless possibilities for girls and the next generation of STEM Superheroes.

In this book, readers will discover:

  • women in science biographies for kids
  • STEM careers for kids, from research and policy to engineers and meteorologists
  • actionable steps girls and young women can take right now to become energy superheroes!
  • how energy is used to light our cities, build our homes, and charge our favorite devices

"These inspiring real-world stories allow young people to envision building a better future. We can't wait to meet the next generation of superheroes!"—CE: Clean Energy. Bright Futures.

"There are trailblazing women in every part of the energy sector, from research and policy to engineers and technicians. This book will empower young people to take action and show that the energy transition is for everyone!"—Meredith Adler, executive director, Student Energy


Erin Twamley is an award-winning children's book author, educator (MEd), STEMinist, and lifetime Girl Scout. She is a former energy education specialist at the Department of Energy, where she led energy literacy efforts for teachers and students. Erin loves to read to her two kids and has lived on three continents. You will find her leading hands-on encounters and writing new children's books.

Joshua Sneideman is the vice president at Learning Blade, an organization focusing on exposing students to STEM careers. A former Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at the Department of Energy, he is also the award-winning author of multiple STEM education books and TED-Ed cartoons. Josh loves communicating about science concepts. The father of three amazing daughters, he loves nature walks, sailing, and reading nonfiction.

Katie Mehnert is the founder and CEO of ALLY Energy™, the community accelerating connections, jobs, and skills to drive an equitable energy transition. She's a speaker, author, and ambassador to the United States Department of Energy, and has been published in Scientific AmericanForbes, CNBC, and CNN. She's also appeared in Hot Money, a documentary on the financial complexities of climate change. She's passionate about inspiring the next-generation workforce in energy.

Adua Hernandez is a feminist and avid illustrator whose first works include two murals she painted as a toddler! She has since illustrated more than twenty-five children's books and five educational textbooks. Hernandez is originally from Venezuela, studied illustration, and loves to paint. See how she shares colors and the swoops of her hand to bring stories to life!