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Hyena Scientist! at the East Lansing Public Library

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
East Lansing Public Library


Thursday, April 26

HYENA SCIENTIST by Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop

ISBN 9781328519917; pub date 5/15/18; ages 10 to 12

Join us for a very special visit from MSU scientist Kay Holekamp and author Sy Montgomery as they talk about their new book, Hyena Scientist for 5th to 7th graders.

This myth-busting new addition to the critically acclaimed Scientist in the Field series by Sibert medal winning team Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop is perfect for nonfiction readers looking for more female scientist narratives, or a fresh perspective on an underrepresented animal—Hyenas!

Timely and inspiring, The Hyena Scientist sets the record straight about one of history's most hated and misunderstood mammals, while featuring the groundbreaking, pioneering research of a female scientist in a predominately male field in this offering by Sibert-winning duo Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop.

As a scientist studying one of the only mammalian societies led entirely by females, zoologist Kay Holekamp has made it her life's work to understand hyenas, the fascinating, complex creatures that are playful, social, and highly intelligent—almost nothing like the mangy monsters of pop culture lore.

Author of more than twenty-two books, Sy Montgomery was a National Book Award finalist and has been honored with a Sibert Medal, as well as many other awards. Visit

Nic Bishop is the photographer of many acclaimed books for children, including the Sibert-winning Kakapo Rescue. Visit

The Hyena Scientist

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Children & Families
Author Talks

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