Remembering Rosalind Franklin

Rosalind Franklin & the Discovery of the Double Helix Structure of DNA

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By Tanya Lee Stone

Illustrated by Gretchen Ellen Powers

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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.


On Sale
Feb 20, 2024
Page Count
40 pages

Tanya Lee Stone

About the Author

Tanya Lee Stone has loved writing about women pushing boundaries in books such as Elizabeth Leads the WayWho Says Women Can’t Be Doctors?, The House That Jane Built, Who Says Women Can’t Be Computer Programmers?, and Pass Go and Collect $200. Her work has received numerous accolades, including a Robert F. Sibert Medal, an NAACP Image Award, NCTE Orbis Pictus Honors, a Bank Street College Flora Stieglitz Straus Award, a Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor, and a Jane Addams Children’s Book Award. She lives in Burlington, Vermont. Stone has a PhD in creative writing and runs the writing program at Champlain College. She invites you to visit her online at

Gretchen Ellen Powers has illustrated The Boxcar Children’s 75th anniversary edition as well as Summer’s Call (about her beloved Mitten State). History has always held a special place in her heart, so she loved illustrating Rosalind’s story and shining a light on a marvelous woman whose contributions have too long been cast in the shadows. She lives with her family in a farmhouse among the tall trees and the music of the lake of southwest Michigan. She invites you to visit her online at

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