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Almost every morning I write on my window seat about strong girls and women who have made historical contributions to science or the arts.

My latest book, Finding Wonders, offers a look into the lives of scientists Maria Merian, Mary Anning, and Maria Mitchell.

“Vividly imagines the lives of three girls who grew up to become famous for their achievements in science. . . . each of these three perceptive portrayals is original and memorable.”
— Booklist, starred review

Available from Atheneum Books/Simon & Schuster.

For readers ten and up.


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Coming in January 2017!

Stone Mirrors: The Sculpture and Silence of Edmonia Lewis
In 1863, Edmonia Lewis, a teenager who had an Ojibwe mother and a father from Haiti, was accused of attempting to murder two white classmates in Oberlin, Ohio. For Stone Mirrors: The Sculpture and Silence of Edmonia Lewis, Jeannine Atkins researched history and imagined a way through its gaps to write poems based on Edmonia Lewis’s rise from a challenging past to international acclaim as a sculptor, with work now in the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and elsewhere.

Available from Atheneum Books/Simon & Schuster.

For readers twelve and up.

 

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