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Remembering Rosalind Franklin: Rosalind Franklin & the Discovery of the Double Helix Structure of DNA (Hardcover)

Remembering Rosalind Franklin: Rosalind Franklin & the Discovery of the Double Helix Structure of DNA By Tanya Lee Stone, Gretchen Ellen Powers (Illustrator) Cover Image
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★ "[A] compelling introduction to an extraordinary scientist." —Booklist, starred review

 "Poignant … Enlightening …. students with an appreciation for learning about lesser-known historical figures and an interest in science will find inspiration in Franklin’s resilience. Remember Rosalind? She’s unforgettable." —School Library Journal, starred review

★ "As she weaves science and history, Tanya Lee Stone unravels dual mysteries centering on the double helix: how the 'secret of life…makes you—YOU' and how a 'twist of fate' triggered Rosalind Franklin’s posthumous recognition." —Horn Book, starred review

An inspiring picture book biography about Rosalind Franklin, the groundbreaking chemist who helped discover the structure of DNA, by the award-winning, bestselling author of Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors?

Rosalind Franklin was a Jewish scientist with a remarkable talent as a chemist. Although there were few women working in this field in the 1950s, Franklin, using crystallography, captured an image that held the secret to unlocking the structure of DNA: the double helix. Her Photo 51 was used by her male colleagues without her knowledge, and they went on to win the Nobel Prize, while Franklin never found out how instrumental her work was to the discovery of the double helix. This incredible story uncovers the life and work of an extraordinary scientist, rightfully celebrating her landmark contributions to history.

"[An] inspiring picture book biography introducing Rosalind Franklin's groundbreaking life to young readers." —A Mighty Girl

About the Author


Tanya Lee Stone has loved writing about women pushing boundaries in books such as Elizabeth Leads the WayWho Says Women Can’t Be Doctors?, The House That Jane Built, Who Says Women Can’t Be Computer Programmers?, and Pass Go and Collect $200. Her work has received numerous accolades, including a Robert F. Sibert Medal, an NAACP Image Award, NCTE Orbis Pictus Honors, a Bank Street College Flora Stieglitz Straus Award, a Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor, and a Jane Addams Children’s Book Award. She lives in Burlington, Vermont. Stone has a PhD in creative writing and runs the writing program at Champlain College. She invites you to visit her online at tanyastone.com.

Gretchen Ellen Powers has illustrated The Boxcar Children’s 75th anniversary edition as well as Summer’s Call (about her beloved Mitten State). History has always held a special place in her heart, so she loved illustrating Rosalind’s story and shining a light on a marvelous woman whose contributions have too long been cast in the shadows. She lives with her family in a farmhouse among the tall trees and the music of the lake of southwest Michigan. She invites you to visit her online at gretchenellenpowers.com.

Praise For…


Praise for Remembering Rosalind Franklin:

"[A] compelling introduction to an extraordinary scientist. Award-winning author Stone introduces younger readers to molecular biologist Rosalind Franklin, whose X-ray diffraction photograph illuminating the double helix structure of DNA led to Watson and Crick receiving the Nobel Prize…. Stone emphasizes Franklin's dedication to her work, her love of the outdoors, and her continuing efforts to ignore the slights from her male colleagues. Powers' watercolor illustrations feature a pastel palette … resulting in a pleasing, nostalgic feel. An author's note provides additional information about Franklin and details the Matilda effect, which explains how women's accomplishments are often systematically overlooked."—Booklist, starred review

* "This poignant picture book unveils the life of the gifted molecular biologist, Rosalind Franklin, born in London, to a large and supportive Jewish family, renowned for capturing the X-ray diffraction photograph that illuminated the double helix structure of DNA … students with an appreciation for learning about lesser-known historical figures and an interest in science will find inspiration in Franklin’s resilience. Remember Rosalind? She’s unforgettable."
 —School Library Journal, starred review

* "As she weaves science and history, Stone unravels dual mysteries centering on the double helix: how the 'secret of life…makes you—YOU' and how a 'twist of fate' triggered Franklin’s posthumous recognition. Realistically rendered characters and period details set the story in its mid-twentieth-century milieu, while experimental techniques offer evocative visual commentary…. Powers’s accompanying fairy tale–esque castle, adorned with scientific instruments, foreshadows a time in which readers are empowered to interrogate the historical record and reclaim the stories of little-heralded figures."
 —The Horn Book, starred review

"Readers will come away with a clear understanding of Franklin’s contributions, as well as her distinctive scientific skills and background…. A warmly appreciative tribute to a renowned scientist."

Kirkus Reviews

"A beautifully illustrated picture book biography exploring science history and feminism."—Book Riot

"This incredible story uncovers the life and work of an extraordinary scientist, rightfully celebrating her landmark contributions to history. The award-winning, bestselling author of Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors has created an inspiring picture book biography introducing Rosalind Franklin's groundbreaking life to young readers."

A Mighty Girl


Product Details
ISBN: 9780316351249
ISBN-10: 0316351245
Publisher: Christy Ottaviano Books
Publication Date: February 20th, 2024
Pages: 40
Language: English