Queen of Physics: How Wu Chien Shiung Helped Unlock the Secrets of the Atom
Queen of Physics: How Wu Chien Shiung Helped Unlock the Secrets of the Atom
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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
Book #6 in the People Who Shaped Our World Series
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$16.95
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5 - 10
Reading age
48
Page count
27
Words per page
960L
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Jan 1, 2019
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When Wu Chien Shiung was born in China 100 years ago, most girls did not attend school; no one considered them as smart as boys. But her parents felt differently. Giving her a name meaning “Courageous Hero,” they encouraged her love of learning and science. This engaging biography follows Wu Chien Shiung as she battles sexism and racism to become what Newsweek magazine called the “Queen of Physics” for her work on beta decay. Along the way, she earned the admiration of famous scientists like Enrico Fermi and Robert Oppenheimer and became the first woman hired as an instructor by Princeton University, the first woman elected President of the American Physical Society, the first scientist to have an asteroid named after her when she was still alive, and many other honors.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9781454932208
    Publication Date
    January 1, 2019
    Publisher
    Sterling Childrens Books
    Page Count
    48
    Words Per Page
    27
    Audience
    Picture
    Reading Age
    5 - 10 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2019010214
    Lexile® Level
    960L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~W
    ATOS® Book Level
    5.4
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    0.5
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    506826
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    LG

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