Alexa Canady, physician
Nov. 7, 1950-
Women of Hope: African Americans Who Made a Difference by Joyce Hansen (Scholastic, 1998)
Canady was the first black female neurosurgeon in the U.S. and has won numerous awards for her work. This collective biography includes a photograph and one-page biography of her.
Read more about Canady on a site celebrating Women's History Month.
Marie Curie, physicist and chemist
Nov. 7, 1867-July 4, 1934
Marie Curie by Leonard Everett Fisher (Atheneum, 1994)
Life as a pioneering scientist was not easy but Curie, a Polish-French pioneer in radioactivity persevered and ultimately won two Nobel Peace Prizes for her efforts.
Visit the Nobel Winners site to read more about Curie.