Hi I'm Rachel Ignotofsky! I am a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator who makes non-fiction books about science and history. Ask me anything!
My newest book is The History of the Computer!
It's an illustrated overview of the computing machines that have changed our world—from the abacus to the smartphone—and the people who made them!
Since 2016 I have been publishing books, puzzles, and postcards with Penguin Random House. You may know me from my first book: Women in Science.
Or maybe you know me from my other books: What’s Inside A Flower?, The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth, Women in Art and Women In Sports.
My work is inspired by history and science. I believe that illustration is a powerful tool that can make learning exciting. I use my graphic design background to make dense information fun and accessible.
EDIT: This AMA has been a blast! Thank you everyone for a wonderful introduction to reddit! I have been on this site a couple days and it is officially my fave place on the internet! Signing off and goodbye!