In the late 1800's, Poland was under the rule of the Russian Czar. Being Polish during this time was anything but easy. Yet, it was during this time that Maria Sklodowska not only completed high school at the age of fifteen, but with the highest honors. She even took a job secretly teaching the outlawed Polish language. She is better known today as Madam Marie Curie, the woman who discovered radioactivity! Marie Curie would go on to be the first woman to be awarded a Nobel Prize as she received her Physics Prize. When she was given her Nobel prize in Chemistry, she became the first person to ever win two Nobel Prizes. The All About series is aimed for young, curious readers. All About Marie Curie has a Lexile of 950, F&P level V, is an Accelerated Reader title, and is great for grades 4-6. A free teacher guide is also available at www.brpressbooks.com.