Picture biography, 32 pages. As a child, Clark was enthralled by the sharks at the New York Aquarium and visited them every Saturday morning. As an adult, she conducted research dives, trained sharks and founded what has become the world renown research aquarium, Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium in Sarasota, Florida. Published in 2016 by Albert Whitman & Company.
Oodles of Fortitude & Courage
Seeing life differently or asking questions which run counter to prevailing thought takes fortitude and courage, especially during a time when women and people of Japanese heritage faced significant discrimination. Clark needed oodles of both qualities as her curiosity led her to study living sharks.
Children's passions and interests may lead them to unpopular points of view or express thoughts which are different from others' thoughts, but it's our job to help them develop courage and fortitude in the face of opposition.
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And for older readers, Clark's own writings are best!
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