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Booklist: Caroline Herschel, Astronomer

What Miss Mitchell Saw
by Hayley Barrett and Diana Sudyka (4-8).
Ms. Herschel’s research paved the way for other female astronomers, including Maria Mitchell, who discovered a comet from her Massachusetts rooftop in 1847. Nonfiction.

Caroline’s Comets: A True Story
by Emily Arnold McCully (6-9).
A biography of Ms. Herschel, the first woman to discover a comet and the first paid female scientist — by the King of England, no less! Nonfiction.

Grasping Mysteries: Girls Who Loved Math
by Jeannine Atkins (7+).
A biographical novel in verse introducing seven women over hundreds of years whose mathematical work changed the world. Nonfiction.

Mysteries of Meteors, Asteroids, and Comets
by Ellen Labrecque (8+).
Answers to many questions that budding astronomers might have about space rocks. Nonfiction.

Nuclear Physicist Chien-Shiung Wu
by Valerie Bodden (8-12).
Learn more about the “Queen of Nuclear Research” and some of her contributions to the world of physics. Nonfiction.