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Book details
  • SubGenre:Social Issues / Prejudice & Racism
  • Language:English
  • Pages:24
  • Format:Hardcover
  • Hardcover ISBN:9781543959291

Mika and the Microscope

by Rachel Tiersky


This book was written by the team behind the Stereotype Project. Learn more at


When Mika's brother gets a microscope for his birthday, he is quick to say that he will not be sharing, announcing that science is, "Only for boys." Join Mika as she travels far and wide (but really just to her backyard) to learn more about science and herself, collecting bugs and plants to prove that she is a scientist no matter what biases others may have. At the dinner table, Mika tells her family about her collection. When her mom hears about the conflict, she has a creative solution that leaves everyone happy, reminding her kids that science is for everybody under the sun.

About the author
Rachel Tiersky is a 12th grader at Bergen County Technical High School, Teterboro, where she has intensely studied both art and the sciences for the last four years. She has also spent high school running the Stereotype Project, an organization that aims to combat stereotypes through art. She lives in Northern New Jersey with her parents, four younger siblings, and two guinea pigs. When she isn't writing, running the Stereotype Project, or stressing over Organic Chemistry, she can usually be found wandering around New York City in search of the perfect cup of coffee. Learn more at

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