Prof. Levine Book Wins Science Prize
February 27, 2017
Wheelock Prof. Sara Levine's latest illustrated children's book, Tooth by Tooth: Comparing Fangs, Tusks, and Chompers, won the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prizes for Excellence in Science Books. The award program, now in its 12th year, seeks to encourage the writing and publishing of high-quality science books that engage readers across all age groups and leave readers with a richer understanding of all corners of science.
"Children can be seized by the excitement, power and beauty of science and the admirable people who do it. And they can develop a lifelong reverence for evidence that will serve them well, whether or not they become professional scientists," said Rush Holt, AAAS CEO and executive publisher of the Science family of journals, in lauding the award program.
AAAS and Subaru of America, Inc. co-sponsor the prizes to recognize recently published works that are drawn from and inspired by sound science. Prizes are awarded for their significant and lasting contribution to children's, young adult and adult science non-fiction literature. Prizes are awarded in five categories: Children's Science Picture Book (author and illustrator), Middle Grades Science Book (author), Young Adult Science Book (author), and Hands-On Science Book (author). Prof. Levine's book, the third in a series, won the author and illustration prizes.
The AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prizes for Excellence in Science Books were presented during an event at the 2017 AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston earlier this month.