The Science of Boys
Emily Seo, illustrated by Gracey Zhang
Publisher: Tradewind Books
Science nerd Emma Sakamoto wants to reinvent herself. So when a popular girl at school seeks Emma’s help in getting a boy to like her, Emma starts writing The Science of Boys. Can gravity pull a boy into a girl’s orbit? Emma applies scientific laws and theories to a perplexing subject—boys. But do people really conform to scientific principles? The results are unpredictable in this heartwarming story about the struggles of fitting in and the complexities of friendship.
Emily Seo holds a PhD in Chemistry from the University of British Columbia and worked in science publishing in Germany. Her experimentation with words resulted in The Science of Boys. She currently lives in Vancouver, BC, with her husband and two young scientists.
Gracey Zhang is the author and illustrator of Lala’s Words, for which she received the prestigious Ezra Jack Keats Award. She is also the illustrator of The Big Bath House, Nigel and the Moon, and The Upside Down Hat. Born and raised in Vancouver, BC, she is now based in New York.