Mr. Opposition - Marie Curie's Arch Nemesis

Like any good comic book story, a villain always pops up at the worst time in the story to cause trouble for the superhero. In Marie Curie and the Power of Persistence (now available for pre-order on IndieGoGo), the villain she must overcome is called Mr. Opposition (who changes his name to Monsieur O when she moves to France).
Mr. Opposition, Marie Curie's Arch Nemesis

Mr. Opposition isn't represented as a person in the book because the opposition is slinkier, sneakier, and predictably unhelpful. Mr. Opposition represents Marie's personal self-doubt and the institutional obstacles around her that she must overcome to reach professional success.

Within the pages of the book, Mr. Opposition is sometimes hidden within the illustrations, which will have young readers eagerly searching for his shape. In some situations, Marie confronts him head on and in others, he creeps along and follows her wherever she goes.
Mr. Opposition, Marie Curie's Arch Nemesis
Marie Curie represents a strong-willed role model for both girls and boys as the first person to ever win two Nobel Prizes and the only person to win Nobel Prizes in two different sciences. This book demystifies her complex discoveries using language that early readers can understand, and parents and teachers alike will find it a joy to read aloud.

Kids love epic adventures complete with heroes, villains, and incredible superpowers and this book deliver all of that with dynamic and infectious energy. With imaginative illustrations and easy to read pages, kids will love to read this book.
Mr. Opposition - Marie Curie's Arch Nemesis
The Marie Curie Alumni Association is dedicated to inspiring and empowering the next generation of scientific thinkers through the power of storytelling and is great for kids between the ages of 5-9.

Marie Curie and the Power of Persistence is available to order now through IndieGogo June 1 - July 4. There are exclusive hands-on experiments, learning resources, and Marie Curie inspired coffee mugs and notebooks to spark the scientific curiosity of any reader.

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