Discover the fascinating true story of Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie and her sister Bronia, two trailblazing women who worked together and made a legendary impact on chemistry and health care as we know it.
Marie Curie has long been a well-known name around the world. Though Marie made extraordinary scientific advances discovering new elements with her husband, Pierre, many students do not know about the powerful bond that propelled her into science: her sisterhood with Bronia! A force in academia and health care herself, Bronia made significant contributions to the scientific world, along with her loving support of sister Marie.
Sisters in Science is a compelling biography of two sisters who created their own paths while keeping the atomic bonds of sisterhood strong.
About the Author
Linda Elovitz Marshall grew up near Boston, graduated from Barnard College, and raised four children and a flock of sheep on a farm in the Hudson Valley of New York. She is the author of several books for young readers. Marshall lives with her family in Selkirk, New York.
Anna and Elena Balbusso are twins and an international team of Italian artists. Their work has been published by major international publishers and companies throughout the world. Together they have illustrated over 40 books, including the award-winning Folio Society edition of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.
“The bond between physicist Marie Curie (1867–1934) and sister Bronia Dluska (1865–1939) forms the backbone of this fascinating double biography.” —Publishers Weekly
“'…the power of SCIENCE—and the power of SISTERS!' is wholeheartedly celebrated, and further honored with whimsically patterned, richly textured mixed-media illustrations by—fittingly—twin-sister artists.”—The Horn Book
"The story is well-organized and elegantly told, but the resplendent illustrations are true works of art." —Booklist