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Queen of physics : how Wu Chien Shiung helped unlock the secrets of the atom

Author
Robeson, Teresa, 1964- author.
Title
Queen of physics : how Wu Chien Shiung helped unlock the secrets of the atom / written by Teresa Robeson ; illustrated by Rebecca Huang.
Format
Book
Published
New York : Sterling Children's Books, an imprint Sterling Publications Co., Inc., [2019] ©2019
Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Other contributors
Huang, Rebecca, illustrator.
Portion of title
How Wu Chien Shiung helped unlock the secrets of the atom
Notes
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary
When Wu Chien Shiung was born in China in the early 1900s, girls typically did not attend school. They weren't considered as smart as boys. But her parents thought differently, so they gave her a name meaning "courageous hero" and encouraged her love of learning and science. Chien Shiung found her passion in physics, which took her from her small hometown of Liuhe to the National Central University in Nanjing and then all the way to the United States. She became such an exceptional physicist that other scientists asked her for help running experiments! Even then, she didn't always get the jobs she wanted or the credit she deserved - because she was Asian. But she pushed back against the prejudice with dignity and poise, and focused on excelling at what she loved. It's no wonder Newsweek declared her the "Queen of Physics." An NCTE Orbis Pictus Recommended Book! -- From dust jacket.
Target audience
960L lexile Sentence length: 5 (very hard) Word frequency: 2 (easy) Lexile. 5 & up. K to 3.
Awards
Asian/Pacific American Award: Picture Book Winner, 2020
Subject headings
Wu, C. S. (Chien-shiung), 1912-1997--Juvenile literature. Nuclear physicists--United States--Biography--Juvenile literature. Women physicists--Biography--Juvenile literature. Chinese Americans--Biography--Juvenile literature.
Genre heading
Picture books. Biographies. Juvenile works. Biographies. Picture books.
ISBN
9781454932208 (hardcover) 1454932201 (hardcover)

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Education Library
Call Number
921 Wu ROB
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Blmgtn - Education Library
Call Number
921 Wu ROB
Location
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Library
Blmgtn - Education Library
Call Number
921 Wu ROB
Location
Education Library - Children's Collection
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Library
Blmgtn - Education Library
Call Number
921 Wu ROB
Location
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Library
Southeast Library - New Albany
Call Number
QC16.W785 R63 2019
Location
New Book Area