Conkling, Winifred. Radioactive: How Irene Curie and Lise Meitner Revolutionized Science and Changed the World. 2016. 240p. Algonquin Young Readers/Workman Publishing, $17.95 (978-1-6162-0415-0). Gr. 7-up.
While Irene Curie co-discovered artificial radioactivity and Lise Meitner co-discovered nuclear fission, both women and their significant scientific work were frequently challenged, undervalued, and disrespected by sexist institutions and individuals. However, their research changed our understanding of the world around us.