Meet the characters!

Marie Curie and the Power of Persistence Marie Curie

Marie Sklodovska Curie

Born in Poland in 1867, this super science hero went on to receive two Nobel Prizes for her important work in Physics and Chemistry. This was a tremendous accomplishment, particularly because she had to battle Monsieur O the whole time. Using the power of persistence, Marie was able to achieve a great many things in her life, things that make your life better. Do you have the power of persistence?

Marie Curie and the Power of Persistence Pierre Curie

Pierre Curie

Pierre was Marie's friend, colleague, and husband (and also a super science hero). He and Marie worked together on many interesting projects and experiments. Sometimes, even Monsieur O joined them.

Marie Curie and the Power of Persistence Nemesis


Meet the Villain. He has one objective: to take over the world (though he hasn't really thought about why he wants to do that). He spends all his time researching ways to reach his singular goal. So far, Super Evil Nemesis has figured out that if people don't know things, they will be afraid, and if people are afraid, they can be controlled. His mission is to stop the spread of knowledge, and he has a lot of minions to help him do just that. Yikes!

Marie Curie and the Power of Persistence MrO

Monsieur O

Monsieur O is one of Super Evil Nemesis's minions. He was sent out to defeat Marie Curie. His task was to oppose Marie Curie every step of the way. He was very successful, and Marie encountered a great deal of opposition in her life. However, Marie was born with a very special super power of her own: the power of persistence. Did she defeat Monsieur O?

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What people think of the book

" Who doesn't love a book about a strong female character? Especially a girl like me who grew up needing some strong female influences! "
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" This is an adorably illustrated, well-written book that seamlessly blends biography and juvenile fiction. "
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Digging deeper

We started Marie Curie and the Power of Persistence through a crowdfunding campaign that eventually led to an unexpected success! Below, you can download watch the video as well as some other perks and fun content that was created for (or after!) the campaign.

Crowdfunding campaign

Check out the campaign video!

Interview with Mr. Opposition

Why did Mr. O oppose Marie and does he regret it? Read the only interview he has ever released!

Experiment Guide

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Activity kit

Download some fun MSSH-related activities!

Drawing Contest

Check out Atila's rendition of Radium and Polonium!

Where it’s being read!

Our crowdfunding backers are spread all around the world! They received their books around November 2019.