Mary Anning is a name that may not be familiar to everyone, but her impact on the world of paleontology is immeasurable. In “Dinosaur Lady: The Daring Discoveries of Mary Anning, the First Paleontologist,” Linda Skeers brings to life the story of a woman who defied all odds and broke through the constraints of her time. Anning was a self-taught paleontologist who discovered some of the most significant and groundbreaking specimens in history, including the first complete Ichthyosaur and Plesiosaur skeletons. Through well-researched and engaging prose, Skeers reveals the passion and determination that drove Anning to make such groundbreaking discoveries, all while facing countless obstacles as a woman in a male-dominated field. This book is not only a testament to Anning’s genius, but a celebration of the power of perseverance and the ability to overcome adversity.