rosalind franklin with a strand of dna around her neck as if a scarf and holding a microscope

Rosalind Franklin (Little People, Big Dreams)

by Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara Author and Naomi Wilkinson Author

In this book from the Little People, Big Dreams series, teach your kiddo all about the incredible life of Rosalind Franklin, the scientist who made the discovery of DNA possible. Rosalind was born in London and from a young age her family valued science and intellectual pursuit, so Rosalind followed in her parent's footsteps and went on to Cambridge University to study physics and chemistry, moved to Paris to work on X-ray crystallography, and then moved back to England where she would work with Maurice Wilkins on finding the structure of DNA. An absolutely brilliant pioneer on the frontiers of human knowledge, and an incredible role model for young children interested in becoming scientists, Rosalind Franklin can inspire your young ones and enthrall them with her life story. Complete with detailed biographical information, cute illustrations, and a timeline at the back of the book, this is a great gift for the scientifically or biographically minded kid in your life.