Albert Whitman | 32 pages Ages: 5 and up | Full-color illustrations ISBN: 978-0807521878

Albert Whitman | 32 pages
Ages: 5 and up | Full-color illustrations
ISBN: 978-0807521878


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Get to Know Genie

See photos of the Shark Lady at work
Watch an interview with Genie
Watch a video of Genie at work
Watch Genie research deep sea sharks
Check out these pages from Genie's notebook

More about Sharks!

Learn about shark anatomy
Print and create shark trading cards
Dive in and help save sharks
Download Teacher's Guide
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Learn about Sharks and Marine Science in Your Classroom...

In person or Skype visits with Sharks4Kids

Dive into shark science with a virtual field trip to Genie's lab: Mote Marine Laboratory



Swimming with Sharks

Heather and Genie, April 2014

Heather and Genie, April 2014

The Daring Discoveries of Eugenie Clark

When Eugenie Clark pressed her face up against the shark tank, she didn’t see vicious, bloodthirsty killers. She saw sleek, graceful fish gliding through the water. She longed to be on the bottom of the ocean—swimming with sharks.

In the 1930s few people dared to explore the depths of the sea, and none were women. But Genie wasn’t afraid.  Follow “the Shark Lady” as she uncovers the mysteries of the world’s most feared fish!

Download Swimming with Sharks Teacher's Guide

Reviews, Blog Posts, Interviews

"Lang's wonder-filled narrative makes for an inspiring tale of a successful female scientist, with a decided emphasis on her successes....An excellent addition to any collection, particularly those looking to expand their stories of women in STEM." School Library Journal

"Lang's welcome picture-book biography introduces a trailblazing female scientist....A clear, well-organized presentation likely to make readers and listeners want to know more about the 'Shark Lady' and her favorite creatures."—Kirkus Review

Watch. Connect. Read.— Book Trailer Premiere for Swimming with Sharks by John Schumacher

"Heather Lang has written another fantastic and informative biography about a strong American woman.  Someone who followed her passion and beliefs and worked towards understanding.  Eugenie Clark is sure to inspire young readers and young scientists!" Mrs. Knott's Book Nook—Review of Swimming with Sharks by Michele Knott

"When you read about a woman like Eugenie Clark brought to life by the writing of Heather Lang you are astonished at her accomplishments, one giant step at a time." Librarian's Quest—Deep Sea Dreams, review by Margie Myers-Culver

"Both narrative and art shine in this very cool and engaging biography." Reedarama—5th Graders' Shark Research Yields Many Interesting Facts . . .  by Jennifer Reed

"A fascinating biography ideal for young naturalists. Highly recommended." There's a Book for That—Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesday: Swimming with Sharks by Carrie Gelson

Albert Whitman Blog— Q&A with Heather Lang

Writer's Rumpus—Meet Heather Lang, Children's Author of Lesser-Known Women by Carol Gordon Ekster

"For anyone interested in marine science, history, biographies, or the environment in general, Swimming with Sharks: The Daring Discoveries of Eugenie Clark is a can’t-miss book." Celebrate Picture Books—International Women's Day: Swimming with Sharks


2017 ALA Amelia Bloomer Project List
2017 Boston Authors Club Julia Ward Howe Award, Highly Recommended
2018 Massachusetts “Must Read” Book Award