Books by Stephanie Sammartino McPherson

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE by Stephanie Sammartino McPherson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"McPherson conveys the thrill of the possibility inherent in AI, but she's frequently a giant step ahead of the game. (Nonfiction. 13-18)"
McPherson presents the evolution of artificial intelligence—machines with the "humanlike ability to reason and solve problems." Read full book review >
DOPING IN SPORTS by Stephanie Sammartino McPherson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2016

"McPherson's concise, informative overview offers a solid introduction to the issue of doping in the high-stakes world of big-time sports. (timeline, source notes, glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
American sportswriter Grantland Rice famously said, "It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game," but winning is all that matters in contemporary sports, and athletes under tremendous pressure to find any competitive edge frequently turn to performance-enhancing drugs. Read full book review >
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A chilling look at a timely topic. (source notes, glossary, bibliographies, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
The rapid melting of Arctic ice has opened a new frontier for international competition or cooperation. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"An attractive, solid entry on a disaster that continues to fascinate. (Nonfiction. 11-15)"
With the 100th anniversary of the Titanic tragedy coming up in April 2012, this engaging overview retells the powerful story and its aftermath. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 28, 1993

"Bibliography; b&w photos; notes; index. (Biography. 9-12)"
An admiring look at an admirable woman, a deserving subject in the Trailblazers series. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 15, 1992

"Bibliography. (Biography. 8-11)"
In the ``Creative Minds'' series, the life of an abolitionist and women's rights advocate. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 1992

"Bibliography. (Biography. 8-12)"
In the ``Creative Minds'' series, an easily read biography of a physician (1869-1970) who pioneered in recognizing and documenting industrial hazards, was instrumental in the passage of the first state and federal laws protecting workers, and was the ``first female faculty member'' at Harvard. Read full book review >