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Maria Mitchell: The Soul of an Astronomer

In the mid-1800s, a turbulent time when women were often thought to be unworthy of higher education, Maria Mitchell rose above the prejudices of the day to become America's first professional woman astronomer. This exciting biography tells the story of Maria Mitchell's life and her amazing achievements, including her discovery of a comet which became known as "Miss Mitchell's Comet." Gormley successfully paints a picture of a world that failed to mold Mitchell to its standards, focusing on the telling details that bring her inspiring story to life.

"Her story is an important contribution to women's history and offers encouragement to young women considering astronomy as a career." -- Booklist

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Product Details

Recommended Age 10 - 13
Author Beatrice Gormley
ISBN 0802852645
Publication Date Oct 1, 2003
Publisher Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Language English