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Jeannine Atkins

Biography

Jeannine Atkins

Jeannine Atkins wrote FINDING WONDERS: THREE GIRLS WHO CHANGED SCIENCE, for readers 10-up, and STONE MIRRORS: THE SCULPTURE AND SILENCE OF EDMONIA LEWIS. She's the author other books about courageous girls and women, including BORROWED NAMES: POEMS ABOUT LAURA INGALLS WILDER, MADAM C. J. WALKER, MARIE CURIE AND THEIR DAUGHTERS and LITTLE WOMAN IN BLUE: A NOVEL OF MAY ALCOTT. She teaches Children's Literature at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and writing at Simmons College.

Jeannine Atkins

Books by Jeannine Atkins

by Jeannine Atkins - Fiction, Poetry, Poetry Collection, Women's History, Young Adult 13+

As a child, Laura Ingalls Wilder traveled across the prairie in a covered wagon. Her daughter, Rose, thought those stories might make a good book, and the two created the beloved Little House series. Sara Breedlove, the daughter of former slaves, wanted everything to be different for her daughter, A'Lelia. Together they built a million-dollar beauty empire for women of color. Marie Curie became the first person in history to win two Nobel prizes in science. Inspired by her mother, Irène too became a scientist and Nobel prize winner. BORROWED NAMES is the story of these extraordinary mothers and daughters.