When Jocelyn Bell Burnell was a girl, she wanted to understand all about how the world worked. When teachers at her school told her class that physics was too complicated for girls, she and two of her friends stood up and said they wanted to try — and convinced the principal! As a Ph.D. student, she built a radio telescope for her supervisor to study distant stars... and noticed something strange. One signal repeated in the sky, at perfect intervals. She had discovered the first pulsar!
This picture book biography of the pioneering astrophysicist pays tribute a woman who was determined to find her own path. Kids will be frustrated to hear how she was left off of the Noble Prize for her discovery, but celebrate how she persisted in her career and continues to make important discoveries. With inspiring artwork, including luminous depictions of a mysterious and wonderful night sky, this book will leave kids eager to learn more about our universe.