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Barbara McClintock: Alone in Her Field

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What's it like to make an amazing discovery - and then have nobody believe it? Barbara McClintock knew. In the 1940s, she unlocked some of the deepest secrets about genes and DNA. Yet it took nearly 20 years for her work to be accepted. This book examines her life, from childhood on.
Paperback, 64 pages
Published August 1st 1994 by W.H. Freeman & Company
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Wonderful and inspiring biography of a Nobel-prize winning geneticist who combined smarts, creativity, self-confidence, and humility. Read alone 9-12, read aloud 8-12.
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Deborah Heiligman's second job was at the Scholastic News Explorer, the 4th grade classroom magazine. There discovered that she loved writing for children and she has never looked back.

After the birth of her two children she started to work as a freelancer. She has written 28 children's books as well as articles for numerous magazines including Ladies' Home Journal, Sesame Street Parents Guide, P
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