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Rosalind Franklin

Author: Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara

Illustrated by: Naomi Wilkinson

Meet Rosalind Franklin, the scientist who was crucial to the discovery of the double helix in DNA.

Little Rosalind was born in London to a Jewish family who valued education and public service. Having studied physics and chemistry at Cambridge University, Rosalind moved to Paris to perfect her life’s work in X-ray crystallography. She then moved back to King’s College London, where she would work on finding the structure of DNA with Maurice Wilkins. After a fallout, Maurice used Rosalind’s “photo 51” to create a DNA model with Francis Crick. Rosalind’s contribution was not acknowledged until after her death. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the brilliant scientist’s life.

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Format: Hardcover, pages

ISBN: US 9780711259577, UK 9780711259560

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Published: August 3, 2021

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Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara

Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara

Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara, born in Barcelona, Spain, is a writer and creative director in constant search of new concepts for children's books. Working for more than fifteen years for clients in top advertising agencies, her books combine creativity with learning, aiming to establish a new and fresh relationship between children and pop culture.

Naomi Wilkinson

NAOMI WILKINSON grew up in a small victorian seaside town and now lives in Bristol with her partner, daughter and dog. She spends hours obsessing over colour combinations and creating her illustrations, which are inspired by vintage children's books, lovely packaging and folk art.

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