Marissa Moss
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Most recent address:Berkeley, CA     USA
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661608
Barbed wire baseball by Moss, Marissa 

BTSB Prebound(Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2013)

BTSB #: 661608 Available

Dewey: 796.357/NAges: 6-10   
AR: 4.5 LG RC: 5.3 3-5 Lexile: 800

Subjects: Baseball Japanese Americans - Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 World War, 1939-1945


Summary: A true story about baseball set in the Japanese internment camps of WWII.


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

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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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