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About Teresa Robeson
Teresa Robeson was born in Hong Kong, raised in Canada, and now lives on a mini-homestead in southern Indiana with her scientist husband. She has a life-long love of children's lit, science fiction, and nonfiction. Teresa draws upon her Chinese heritage, Canadian-American sensibilities, as well as her background in science and love of nature when she writes.
"Queen of Physics: How Wu Chien Shiung Helped Unlock the Secrets of the Atom" is Teresa's debut picture book. It won the 2020 American Library Association Asian/Pacific American Award in the Picture Book category and was also an ILA Children's and Young Adults' Book Awards Honor book, and a NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) Orbis Pictus Recommended Book.
"Two Bicycles in Beijing" is Teresa's second picture book. She also has an essay in "Nonfiction Writers Dig Deep" edited by Melissa Stewart. Upcoming works will include a nonfiction poem in an anthology follow-up to "No Voice Too Small" edited by Lindsay Metcalf, Keila Dawson, and Jeannette Bradley, and two graphic novel biographies with Penguin Workshop.
Teresa is represented by Tracy Marchini of BookEnds Literary Agency. For more about her, as well as to contact her, please check out her website at http://teresarobeson.com
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“Wu Chien Shiung's story is remarkable—and so is the way this book does it justice.” —Booklist (Starred review)
When Wu Chien Shiung was born in China 100 years ago, most girls did not attend school; no one considered them as smart as boys. But her parents felt differently. Giving her a name meaning “Courageous Hero,” they encouraged her love of learning and science. This engaging biography follows Wu Chien Shiung as she battles sexism and racism to become what Newsweek magazine called the “Queen of Physics” for her work on beta decay. Along the way, she earned the admiration of famous scientists like Enrico Fermi and Robert Oppenheimer and became the first woman hired as an instructor by Princeton University, the first woman elected President of the American Physical Society, the first scientist to have an asteroid named after her when she was still alive, and many other honors.
One, two; yi, er. Side by side, two bicycles, Lunzi and Huangche, come out of the factory. Side by side, they watch the city of Beijing from their shop window. Then a young girl comes in and buys Huangche, rolling him away from Lunzi! With the help of a delivery boy, Lunzi begins an epic race to find her friend that introduces readers to all the sights and sounds of Beijing.