Marie Curie and the Power of Persistence

Publisher: Sourcebooks
Illustrator: Annalisa Beghelli
Science Consultant: Micaela Crespo Quesada, PhD.
Pub Date: April 7, 2020
ISBN-10: 17282 13568


The first book in the My Super Science Heroes series explores key moments in Marie Curie’s life that demonstrate the power of persistence and how it played an important role in helping her discover Radium and Polonium.

In her super science hero story, Marie must rely on this persistence to defeat her arch nemesis, Mr. Opposition.

In this way, Marie Curie represents an important role model for girls and boys who face their own version of Mr. Opposition.

My Super Science Heroes is a picture book series for children ages 4-9. Written in partnership with the Marie Curie Alumni Association–a global organization of over 17,000 researchers and scientists–this series highlights key traits and characteristics (super powers!) that all children embody, showcasing how those skills can play a meaningful role in helping people reach their dreams. Each trait is paired with a specific scientist who flexed that super power to great effect in their own life. Our hope is that children will be inspired by these super science heroes, to draw on their own super powers in pursuing their goals.