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

Author: Teresa Robeson; Rebecca Huang
Publisher: New York : Sterling Children's Books, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When Wu Chien Shiung was born in China 100 years ago, girls did not attend school. But her parents named their daughter "Courageous Hero" and encouraged her love of science. This biography follows Wu as she battles sexism at home and racism in the United States of America to become what Newsweek magazine called the "Queen of Physics" for her work on how atoms split"--
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Genre/Form: Picture books for children
Picture books
Biographies
Juvenile works
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Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: C S Wu; C S Wu; C S Wu
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Teresa Robeson; Rebecca Huang
ISBN: 9781454932208 1454932201
OCLC Number: 1086482902
Awards: Asian/Pacific American Award: Picture Book Winner, 2020
Target Audience: 5 & up.; K to 3.
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Responsibility: written by Teresa Robeson ; illustrated by Rebecca Huang.

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