In Conversation with Teresa Robeson, author of Queen of Physics: How Wu Chien Shiung Helped Unlock the Secrets of the Atom
Hey everyone, Today we’re thrilled to introduce our listeners to a very talented debut picture book author Teresa Robeson!
Born in Hong Kong, raised in Canada, and living on a small homestead in the U.S., Teresa Robeson writes nonfiction, fiction, speculative fiction, and the occasional poem for all ages. She is joining us today to talk about her debut picture book, “QUEEN OF PHYSICS: How Wu Chien Shiung Helped Unlock the Secrets of the Atom,” to be published by Sterling and released September 2019.
We’re excited about Teresa’s book so we decided to sit down and get to know more about her beautiful book, what inspired her to write QUEEN OF PHYSICS, her writing process, her life experiences as an author and how it helped her in writing this book, upcoming projects and much more. So grab a cup of hot chocolate, tune in and let the conversation begin!
About Teresa Robeson
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Queen of Physics: How Wu Chien Shiung Helped Unlock the Secrets of the Atom (People Who Shaped Our World)
Meet Wu Chien Shiung, a famous physicist who overcame prejudice to prove that she could be anything she wanted.
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.
Click the Amazon link below to grab your copy today to start the discussions with your kids about physics, and much more!
In this episode of the Reading with Your Kids Podcast, you’ll hear:
- Debut picture book author Teresa Robeson talks about her diverse background.
- Her passion for science and physics
- How has her background helped her in writing a picture book for kids
- What has been her reader’s reactions to her book?
- What kind of discussion families can have after reading QUEEN OF PHYSICS
- What is Teresa Robeson currently working on, her future projects and much more…Be sure to tune in for all the great insights!
A big Thank You to Teresa Robeson for talking to us and sharing her story with our listeners!
We are very excited to see what she does next! We hope you have enjoyed listening to this episode and be sure to keep your eye out for her future books.
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