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Queen of physics : how Wu Chien Shiung helped unlock the secrets of the atom / written by Teresa Robeson ; illustrated by Rebecca Huang.

Robeson, Teresa, 1964- (author.). Huang, Rebecca, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at Sage Library System.

Current holds

0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Summary:

"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"--
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library J EARLY 921 WU (Text) 33892100647537 Children's Early Non-Fiction Book None 11/13/2019 Available -
Silver Lake Branch Library E ROBESON (Text) 37620000953242 New Juvenile Book System_Only_3months 09/29/2020 Available -
Southern Wasco County Library J 530.092 ROBE (Text) 33892006344965 CHILDREN'S NON-FICTION Book Branch_Only_2months 04/15/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781454932208
  • ISBN: 1454932201
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Sterling Children's Books, [2019]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
5 & up.
K to 3.
Subject: 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.
Wu, C. S. (Chien-shiung), 1912-1997.
Nuclear physicists.
Women physicists.
Chinese Americans.
SCIENCE / Physics.
Genre: Biographies.
Picture books.

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