Evan Griffith is the author of the picture book Secrets of the Sea: The Story of Jeanne Power, Revolutionary Marine Scientist and Manatee Summer. He received his MFA in writing for children and young adults at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. He lives in Austin, TX. Visit Evan online at evangriffithbooks.com.
★ "Each spread features rich illustrations that capture the wonder and mystery of the sea, complemented by Power’s experiments, prototyping, and observations....The text and images are accessible and easy to understand....An excellent purchase for elementary school collections because of the focus on an unsung female scientist paired with solid back matter and beautiful illustrations."—School Library Journal, STARRED review "Among a growing number of young people’s biographies that take note of the difficulties faced by women in the sciences, this colorful picture book offers a well-organized, informative text and lively digital illustrations....An appealing biography for children intrigued by sea creatures, and an inspiring choice for future marine biologists."—Booklist "Griffith has applied years of editing experience to his debut picture book, selecting a career highpoint for his smoothly told narrative and offering more substance for slightly older readers in backmatter.... An appealing introduction to a STEM trailblazer."—Kirkus "Griffith employs a candid tone to showcase the real-life story of Jeanne Power, who made groundbreaking marine discoveries after moving from Paris to Sicily in 1818.... Stone contributes animation-style digital illustrations in a rich color palette. This is an informative, well-paced narrative biography featuring a lesser-known historical figure who persevered."—Publishers Weekly "This compelling picture-book biography of a trailblazing woman scientist is enhanced by period-setting illustrations featuring blues, greens, and beachy browns." —The Horn Book —