Thursday, August 11, 2011

August 11 Birthday: Maria Mitchell

Maria Mitchell, astronomer
Aug. 11, 1818-June 28, 1889

Maria's Comet by Deborah Hopkinson, illustrated by Deborah Lanino (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 1999)

Maria Mitchell's passion and determination shine through this fictionalized account of her childhood.

The Maria Mitchell Association in Nantucket continues Mitchell's legacy through education programs, museums and research.