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“The bond between physicist Marie Curie (1867–1934) and sister Bronia Dluska (1865–1939) forms the backbone of this fascinating double biography.” —Publishers Weekly
“'…the power of SCIENCE—and the power of SISTERS!' is wholeheartedly celebrated, and further honored with whimsically patterned, richly textured mixed-media illustrations by—fittingly—twin-sister artists.”—The Horn Book

"The story is well-organized and elegantly told, but the resplendent illustrations are true works of art." —Booklist



Author Linda Elovitz Marshall
Illustrators Anna and Elena Balbusso
Publisher ‎ Knopf Books for Young Readers

February 14, 2023
​ISBN-10 ‏: ‎ 0593377583
ISBN-13 ‏: ‎ 978-0593377581

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Discover the fascinating true story of Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie and her sister Bronia, two trailblazing women who worked together and made a legendary impact on chemistry and health care as we know it.

Marie Curie has long been a well-known name around the world. Though Marie made extraordinary scientific advances discovering new elements with her husband, Pierre, many students do not know about the powerful bond that propelled her into science: her sisterhood with Bronia! A force in academia and health care herself, Bronia made significant contributions to the scientific world, along with her loving support of sister Marie. 

Sisters in Science is a compelling biography of two sisters who created their own paths while keeping the atomic bonds of sisterhood strong.

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