9in x 11in
Juvenile Nonfiction: Biography
Her Eyes on the Stars:
Maria Mitchell, Astronomer
By Laurie Wallmark
Illustrated by Liz Wong
In the mid 19th century, Maria Mitchell was not only among the first women to discover a comet, she was the first American to do so.
Maria became a professional astronomer, a first for an American woman. She went on to teach a generation of young women at Vassar College how to set their sights high. Mitchell's passion for the stars shines in Laurie Wallmark's dynamic text and Liz Wong's glowing art.
"Exactly the sort of story Mitchell deserves — inspiring, full of charm, and a rich window into astronomy's past"
— Asa Stahl, astrophysicist and award-winning author of The Big Bang Book