Sisters in Science: Marie Curie, Bronia Dluska, and the Atomic Power of Sisterhood

By Linda Elovitz Marshall    

Illustrations by Elena Balbusso

Sisters in Science is a beautifully illustrated Junior Biography.  It is not the usual fact-filled overload of information that is often present in many biographies. Sisters in Science relates the amazing story of the unusual and very close bond between Polish born Marie Curie and her sister, Bronia.

From the time they were children, when their mother and a sister died due to illness, Marie and Bronia knew they wanted to do something to help others. Maria became a researcher and became the first women to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, a prestigious award for outstanding  intellect for her part in discovering how radioactivity works. It was not her first Nobel Peace Prize as another would follow.  Bronia became a doctor.

Maria’s and Bronia’s successes were largely due to their close bond; life may have turned out differently for both of them without their special care for each other. Read this beautifully written book with amazing and colorful full page illustrations to find out about the many sacrifices these sisters made for each other over and over again, and how they worked together to accomplish their goals of making our world a better place.

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