All That Came Before - Literature - 300

"Writer and artist Lauren Redniss has created a unique work difficult to categorize. A blend of original art, photographs, graphics and text, “Radioactive” — the first “visual book” to be named a finalist for the National Book Award in nonfiction — is meant to be both read and experienced. She even created a typeface that makes you think the printed words were done by hand."

Her subject is Marie Curie, the most iconic of women scientists, and her husband, Pierre. The facts of their lives have been distilled to the absolute essence, yet embellished with well-chosen quotations that establish the emotional currents the couple experienced as the years progressed."

-Marcia Bartusiak, Washington Post


Read Radioactive: Marie and Pierre Curie by Lauren Redniss.


1) Read Radioactive: Marie and Pierre Curie- A Tale of Love and Fallout by Lauren Redniss, in it's entirety. 

Check out the book from you local library, buy it at your local bookstore or get it on Amazon.

2) Write a short book review and post it in the comments below. Include 3 things you learned from Redniss' work.