Lauren Redniss shares the Radiance of Relationships

This is not a children’s picture book per se. Nonetheless, it is a standout in its symbiotic overlap of picture execution, voice, art media, and book printing process. Even the ink on the book jacket glows in the dark!

Lauren RednissPulitzer Prize nominee for her body of work, created the 2011 National Book Award nominated book about the extraordinary Marie Curie, her pioneering work with husband Pierre, her two Nobel prizes, and the subsequent implications of her work today.

She shares her process on the creation Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout. Catch her presentation below — a gift to all of us — and prepare to be enthralled, enchanted, and inspired…

Peruse the illustrations while Lauren’s voiceover guides us through the evolution of her storytelling approach:

cover from 'Radioactive'

Check out Laura’s website here
See an NPR slideshow of more images plus an interview about the book here.
Special thanks to Maria Popova for her coverage of Radioactive in her blog, brain pickings.
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7 responses to “Lauren Redniss shares the Radiance of Relationships

  1. A book that contrasts well with the Curie book, content-wise, is this one:
    Feynman, by Jim Ottaviani & Leland Myrick.

  2. I’ve just ordered this book. Thanks!

  3. Hello!
    This book is so beautiful! thank you for discovering it!

  4. Thanks for bringing that to my attention. The book is a piece of artwork. Love the illustrations. Can’t wait to check it out.

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