Perfect Picture Book Friday: Queen of Physics

Gabi Snyder, the author of the hilarious book TWO DOGS ON A TRIKE, shared a terrific review of Queen of Physics on her blog for the Perfect Picture Book Friday post this week!

Cover of Queen of Physics

Title: QUEEN OF PHYSICS: How WU CHIEN SHIUNG Helped Unlock the Secrets of the Atom

Written by: Teresa Robeson

Illustrated by: Rebecca Huang

Sterling Children’s Books, 2019

For ages: 5 and up

Themes/topics: physics/physicists, stem, atoms, beta decay, women in science, Chinese Americans

Opening spread:

In China, in the small town of Liuhe,

the Wu family celebrated the birth of a child.

The child was a girl.

A girl!

What would become of her?

Publisher’s Description

Meet Wu Chien Shiung, famous physicist who overcame prejudice to prove that she could be anything she wanted.

Wu Chien Shiung’s story is remarkable—and so is the way this book does it justice.” —Booklist(Starred review)

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…

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