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Women in Physics

This exciting science exploration is

coming soon in paperback!


Delve into the wonders of physics! Learn alongside inspirational women physicists whose innovations changed the world.


Discover the power of curiosity and resilience through a conversation between a spunky young protagonist, asking questions about the world around her, and a scientifically astute narrator, whose answers are both accurate and understandable to young minds. Women in Physics is the perfect place for children to start their own journeys of discovery and wonder.

Concepts covered in this book include:

  • force

  • gravity

  • energy

  • waves

  • radioactivity

  • elements

  • atoms

  • subatomic particles

  • observations

  • hypotheses

  • experiments

  • and more!

Coming April 2021

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-938492-34-1

40 pages • Size: 8 x 8"• $12.95


Grades: 2–5 • Ages: 7–10

Also available:

Hardback ($14.99) ISBN: 978-1-945779-11-4

eBook ($11.99) ISBN: 978-1-945779-14-5

As well as new Spanish editions!

Read more:

Scientists Profiled Include


Emilie du Chatelet


Laura Bassi


Irene Joliot-Curie


Marie Curie


Chien-Shiung Wu


What the experts are saying:

“Science is all about wonder, and this book gets us wondering how the world really works. It introduces children to the female icons of physics who opened doors for the rest of us!”


— Donna Strickland, Ph.D.

 2018 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics

"I see myself in the curious girl in this book, always wondering: how does it work? Learning from the master women presented here is inspiring to everyone, not just children.” 


— Gabriela González, Ph.D., Boyd Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Louisiana State University

"Each page is gloriously illustrated, the effect of which makes the written content all the more accessible and memorable."


—Tillywig Toy and Game Awards

About the Author

& the Illustrator


Mary Wissinger was born in Wisconsin where she spent most of her childhood singing, reading, and daydreaming. She dove into storytelling through acting, singing, and writing (and writing and writing!). A former teacher, she can now be found at her standing desk in St. Louis, MO, writing stories that inspire curiosity about the world and connection with others. She is the author of the entire Science Wide Open Series: Women in Biology, Women in Chemistry, and Women in Physics. To learn more about Mary, you can check out her website,

Danielle Pioli is an artist and illustrator whose mission is to inspire others to create. The idea of creating a whole universe from her mind to paper is what made her fall in love with art and storytelling. As a child, she was drawn to magic—what she calls Quantum Physics now. She creates art, illustrations, comics, zines, poems, songs, and hypnotherapy sessions. She is the illustrator of the entire Science Wide Open Series. For more information on Danielle’s work, you can visit her website at

Own the entire series!

Women in Chemistry

Hardback ISBN: 978-1-945779-10-7

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-938492-31-0

eBook ISBN: 978-1-945779-13-8

Spanish paperback ISBN: 978-1-938492-32-7

Spanish eBook ISBN: 978-1-938492-33-4

Women in Biology

Hardback ISBN: 978-1-945779-09-1

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-938492-30-3

eBook ISBN: 978-1-945779-12-1

Spanish paperback ISBN: 978-1-938492-07-5

Spanish eBook ISBN: 978-1-938492-29-7

Women in Physics

Hardback ISBN: 978-1-945779-14-5

Paperback coming April 2021

eBook ISBN: 978-1-945779-11-4

Spanish coming April 2021

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