|Marie Curie and radioactivity (Graphic Science Biographies)|
Author: Bayarri, Jordi
A biography of Marie Curie from her early life in Poland to her scientific education in France, her work with Pierre Curie, her efforts to treat wounded soldiers during World War I, and more. In graphic novel format.
School Library Journal (04/01/20)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 04/01/2020 Gr 5–8—Familiar names in science are the focus of these graphic biographies, but what differentiates these from other series is the level of detail that is included about the scientific discoveries and work of the subject. Each title not only provides information about their lives, but then takes a deep dive into concepts such as the theory of relativity or the discovery of radiation. Colorful artwork with varying panel size keeps the narrative moving at a pretty good pace and balances the heavy science information with a story arc. Sophisticated vocabulary and advanced concepts make these a better choice for upper elementary and middle school students. VERDICT The graphic format will make these instantly appealing to a large swath of readers and are worthy additions to most collections. - Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Booklist - 04/01/2020 This entry of the GraphicScience Biographies series (4 titles) attempts to make dry scientific discovers appealing to younger readers, bringing them directly into Curie’s life story through comic-book style, paneled illustrations. Bayarri examines the scientist’s entire remarkable life at a furious pace, hopping from one exceptional moment to the next—with the year clearly marked in caption headers. Nobel prizes, wars, scientific discoveries, marriages, deaths, and transatlantic crossings are all included, leaving little room for context. Curious readers wishing for slightly more information will be glad of the helpful back matter, containing further resources, a time line, a scientific glossary, and an index. While this is a simplified take on a complex individual, it nonetheless gives an intriguing peek into an extraordinary mind. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.