Illustrated by Gretchen Ellen Powers
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★ "Poignant … Enlightening …. students with an appreciation for learning about lesser-known historical figures and an interest in science will find inspiration in Franklin’s resilience. Remember Rosalind? She’s unforgettable." —School Library Journal, starred review
★ "As she weaves science and history, Tanya Lee Stone unravels dual mysteries centering on the double helix: how the 'secret of life…makes you—YOU' and how a 'twist of fate' triggered Rosalind Franklin’s posthumous recognition." —Horn Book, starred review
An inspiring picture book biography about Rosalind Franklin, the groundbreaking chemist who helped discover the structure of DNA, by the award-winning, bestselling author of Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors?
Rosalind Franklin was a Jewish scientist with a remarkable talent as a chemist. Although there were few women working in this field in the 1950s, Franklin, using crystallography, captured an image that held the secret to unlocking the structure of DNA: the double helix. Her Photo 51 was used by her male colleagues without her knowledge, and they went on to win the Nobel Prize, while Franklin never found out how instrumental her work was to the discovery of the double helix. This incredible story uncovers the life and work of an extraordinary scientist, rightfully celebrating her landmark contributions to history.
Praise for Remembering Rosalind Franklin:Booklist, starred review
"[A] compelling introduction to an extraordinary scientist. Award-winning author Stone introduces younger readers to molecular biologist Rosalind Franklin, whose X-ray diffraction photograph illuminating the double helix structure of DNA led to Watson and Crick receiving the Nobel Prize…. Stone emphasizes Franklin's dedication to her work, her love of the outdoors, and her continuing efforts to ignore the slights from her male colleagues. Powers' watercolor illustrations feature a pastel palette … resulting in a pleasing, nostalgic feel. An author's note provides additional information about Franklin and details the Matilda effect, which explains how women's accomplishments are often systematically overlooked."
* "This poignant picture book unveils the life of the gifted molecular biologist, Rosalind Franklin, born in London, to a large and supportive Jewish family, renowned for capturing the X-ray diffraction photograph that illuminated the double helix structure of DNA … students with an appreciation for learning about lesser-known historical figures and an interest in science will find inspiration in Franklin’s resilience. Remember Rosalind? She’s unforgettable."School Library Journal, starred review
* "As she weaves science and history, Stone unravels dual mysteries centering on the double helix: how the 'secret of life…makes you—YOU' and how a 'twist of fate' triggered Franklin’s posthumous recognition. Realistically rendered characters and period details set the story in its mid-twentieth-century milieu, while experimental techniques offer evocative visual commentary…. Powers’s accompanying fairy tale–esque castle, adorned with scientific instruments, foreshadows a time in which readers are empowered to interrogate the historical record and reclaim the stories of little-heralded figures."The Horn Book, starred review
"Readers will come away with a clear understanding of Franklin’s contributions, as well as her distinctive scientific skills and background…. A warmly appreciative tribute to a renowned scientist."Kirkus Reviews
"A beautifully illustrated picture book biography exploring science history and feminism."Book Riot
- On Sale
- Feb 20, 2024
- Page Count
- 40 pages
- Christy Ottaviano Books