Who Was Marie Curie?


Who Was is a series of illustrated biographies for young readers featuring significant historical figures, including artists, scientists, and world leaders.

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Who was Marie Curie? A brilliant young girl who loved math and physics. The discoverer of radium. The first woman to win a Nobel Prize.

Born in Warsaw, Poland, on November 7, 1867, Marie Curie was forbidden to attend the male-only University of Warsaw, so she enrolled at the Sorbonne in Paris to study physics and mathematics. There she met a professor named Pierre Curie, and the two soon married, forming one of the most famous scientific partnerships in history. Together they discovered two elements and won a Nobel Prize in 1903. (Later Marie won another Nobel award for chemistry in 1911.) She died in Savoy, France, on July 4, 1934, a victim of many years of exposure to toxic radiation. Paperback.

Ages 8+

Manufacturer SKU9780448478968
AuthorMegan Stine
Author BioMegan Stine has written several biographies for young readers, including Who Is Michelle Obama? and Who Was Sally Ride? She lives in Clinton, Connecticut.
IllustratorTed Hammond
Weight 0.2750 lbs
Dimensions 0.26 × 5.31 × 7.63 in


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