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Read Ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook É Kathryn Lasky HarperCollins has bought She Caught the Light The Story of Williamina Fleming a picture book biography written by Kathryn Lasky and illus. She Caught the Light Williamina Stevens Fleming Astronomer is a children's picture book written by Kathryn Lasky and illustrated by Julianna Swaney It centers on a scientific dreamer grounded in hard workWilliamina Paton Stevens Fleming was a Scottish astronomer active in the United States During her career she helped develop a common designation system for stars and cataloged thousands of stars and other astronomical phenomena Among several career achievements that advanced astronomy Fleming is noted for her discovery of the Horsehead Nebula in 1888Lasky's text is rather simplistic straightforward and informative Lasky's straightforward narrative describes how the young single mother transitions from being a maid to becoming one of Harvard's first female human computers studying astronomical photographs to determine a star's composition Backmatter includes timeline glossary biographical note author's note bibliography Swaney's digitized watercolor and gouache illustrations include stars on a deep indigo field the motif skirting the edges of scenes while complementing the narrative's accessible scientific explanationsThe premise of the book is rather straightforward Williamina Stevens Fleming talented astronomer resilient and highly intelligent individual and the first woman given an official title at Harvard University Her early years are gracefully depicted leading up to her husband's disappearance and her path to astronomy Alone and expecting a child she secured a job as a maid in the home of the director of the Harvard College Observatory where she asked uestions absorbed information and was eventually hired to study and calculate the colors produced by stars and recorded by the observatoryAll in all She Caught the Light Williamina Stevens Fleming Astronomer is an intriguing introduction to astronomy and an involving tale of a strong woman who overcame adversity

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She Caught the Light Read  4 é HarperCollins has bought She Caught the Light The Story of Williamina Fleming a picture book biography written by Kathryn Lasky and illustrated by Julianna Swaney The book tells the story of astronomer Williamina Fleming who immigrated to the US as a housemaid and went on to become a pioneer in her field and the first w Trated by Julianna Swaney The book tells the story of astronomer Williamina Fleming who immigrated to the US as a housemaid and went on t. This beautifully illustrated picture book tells an important piece of Harvard's history that I had never heard about astronomer Williamina Stevens Fleming the first woman to hold an official title at the university This resilient self educated woman's story will be inspiring to many young readers with big dreams of their own

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She Caught the LightO become a pioneer in her field and the first woman to hold an official title at Harvard University The pub date is slated for January 20. I love that we're finally acknowledging the groundbreaking work of women in science and technology