Maria Salomea Sklodowaska was born on November 7, 1867. Her family called her Manya, but the world would remember her by another name: Marie Curie, one of the greatest scientists who ever lived. In a time when few women attended college, Marie earned degrees in physics and mathematics and went on to discover two elements: radium and polonium. She also invented a new word along the way: radioactive. This book celebrates her momentous achievements while also educating its readers about her scientific accomplishments and their implications.
Celebrated author and artist Demi beautifully portrays the life and story of Marie Curie - revolutionary scientist and winner of two Nobel Prizes - in a picture book perfect for introducing children to notable women in STEM fields.
Demi is the author and illustrator of many well-loved books for children, including The Empty Pot, Liang and the Magic Paintbrush, and Florence Nightingale. She lives in Washington state.