How We Chien Shiung Helped Unlock the Secrets of the Atom (Sterling Books for Children, 2019)
Born in Hong Kong, raised in Canada, and living on a small homestead in Indiana, Teresa Robeson writes nonfiction, fiction, speculative fiction, and the occasional poem for all ages.
Teresa Robeson was born in Hong Kong and raised in Canada. A nonfiction winner of the We Need Diverse Books Mentorship Program, Robeson advocates for greater scientific and cultural literacy. Her next book, Bicycles in Beijing (Whitman), releases this spring. Robeson currently lives in Southern Indiana.
Illustrator Rebecca Huang is from Taiwan. She currently lives in the Bay Area.
2020 Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature Picture Book winner
2020NCTE Orbis Pictus recommended
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.
Miranda Paul is an award-winning children’s book author. Besides writing, her hands are good at cooking, playing games, and tickling kids. She lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin, with her husband and two children. Her forthcoming book, Speak Up (HMH; illustrated by Ebony Glenn) releases in July.