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It's Her Story: Marie Curie

Written by Kaara Kallen

Illustrated by Rosie Baker

Key Stage 2 Graphic Novels & Comics History People / Places Science

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Short graphic novel full of information, a biography of Marie Curie

As we know, Marie Curie was a trail blazer in so many ways – a woman in science, the first woman to win Nobel Prizes, a major protagonist in the discovery of radiation and x-rays. We may know much less about her background and her family history.  This graphic novel shows us just some of the many problems Marie Curie had to rise above in her native Poland - where women were not allowed at the Universities. 


Told through a series of panels this biography includes all the scientific discoveries in a simple, easily accessible format that exposes the dangers, as well as the advantages of radiation.  The illustrations are clear with plenty of room given to the text so that is easy to read and follow. A good addition to classroom collections – and will have special appeal for those pupils who may prefer a graphic approach or be less enthusiastic readers. 

Tricia Adams

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It's Her Story: Marie Curie Synopsis

A graphic novel for children ages 6 to 9.

Marie Curie was the brilliant, trailblazing scientist who discovered radium and coined the term radioactivity. She is the only woman ever awarded two Nobel Prizes--one in physics and one in chemistry. She helped develop the use of X-rays and radiation therapies that have had a lasting impact on medicine and human health.

This is her story.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781503752931
Publication date: 6th May 2021
Author: Kaara Kallen
Illustrator: Rosie Baker
Publisher: Phoenix International, Inc
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 48 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: Graphic Novels & Comics, History, People / Places, Science

About Kaara Kallen

Kaara Kallen is a writer, editor, teacher, learner, and activist. When she is not writing about inspiring scientist-humanitarians, she is working to make the world safer for wildlife and people. She lives in Chicago with her husband, their daughters, and their cats.

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