Marissa Moss
Most recent address:Berkeley, CA     USA
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Boardwalk babies by Moss, Marissa 

BTSB Prebound(Creston Books, 2021)

BTSB #: 661612 Available

Dewey: 618.9201/BAges: 6-8   
Lexile: 810

Subjects: Couney, Martin,|d1870-1950 Budin, P.|q(Pierre),|d1846-1907 Physicians - Biography Inventors - Biography Incubators (Pediatrics) Infants Coney Island (New York, N.Y.)

Summary: In the late 19th century, there wasn't much hope for premature babies until Dr. Couney developed the incubator. The device was so new and strange, hospitals rejected it. So Dr. Couney set up a sideshow at Coney Island, taking care of the tiniest newborns as part of a display to convince the public that incubators worked. Thousands of babies grew into healthy children as Boardwalk Babies, including Dr. Couney's own premature daughter. Many of those babies came back as adults to thank the doctor.

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Spying On Spies: How Elizebeth Smith Friedman Broke The Nazis' Secret Codes by Moss, Marissa 

BTSB Prebound(Harry N. Abrams, Inc.)

BTSB #: 661667 Available

Dewey: 652/BAges: 10-14   

Summary: One of the founders of U.S. cryptology who would eventually become one of the world's greatest code breakers, Elizebeth Smith Friedman (1892-1980) was a brilliant mind behind many important battles throughout the 20th century, saving many lives through her intelligence and heroism. The gripping story of America’s first female cryptanalyst who busted Nazi spy rings.

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Talia's codebook for mathletes [Talia]by Moss, Marissa 

BTSB Prebound(Walker Books, 2023)

BTSB #: 661668 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   

Genres: Humorous Fiction

Subjects: Mathematics - Fiction Competition (Psychology) - Fiction Middle schools - Fiction Humorous fiction

Summary: Talia loves math puzzles and code-breaking, but the new social rules of middle school have her stumped. But Talia has a great idea: she'll start her own all-girls mathlete team, bring her fledgling team to victory, get her best friend back, and break the social code of preteen life.

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Woman who split the atom : Lise Meitner by Moss, Marissa 

BTSB Prebound(Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2022)

BTSB #: 661684 Available

Dewey: 539.092/BAges: 10-14   
F&P: Z

Subjects: Meitner, Lise,|d1878-1968 Physicists - Germany - Biography Women physicists - Germany - Biography Nuclear fusion

Summary: As a female Jewish physicist in Berlin during the early 20th century, Lise Meitner had to fight for an education, a job, and equal treatment in her field. She made groundbreaking strides in the study of radiation, but when Hitler came to power in Germany, she suddenly had to face not only sexism, but also life-threatening anti-Semitism. After she discovered the splitting of the atom, a male colleague won the Nobel Prize for her work and the race to build the atom bomb began, much to her horror.

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