The Curie Society

The Curie Society

From the amazing nerds at MIT (well MIT Press actually) comes a phenomenal graphic novel celebrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, teamwork and foiling the plots of evildoers with science!!

In 1903, Marie Curie founded a clandestine society where brilliant women could pursue the furthest reaches of their intellect. The Curie Society still covertly exists today in secret chapters at dozens of universities worldwide!

When Simone, Maya, and Taj arrive at Edmonds University, they think they’re simply starting their coursework, but after a strange night of puzzles and coded communications, they are introduced to The Curie Society. Almost immediately, they are deployed on their first urgent mission! A mysterious criminal network has stolen research data from a top-secret Curie de-extinction lab, and if no one intervenes, it will soon be sold to some of the world’s worst elements.

These new recruits will have to use all their specialized scientific skills to protect the Curie Society and save the world – or their first mission may be their last!

The Curie Society takes the adventure tropes of a group of brilliant individuals that seem not to like each other much at the beginning and then get molded together into a kick-ass team under the guidance of a jaded mentor that has suffered betrayal and loss! This may be a work of fiction but the history and science wrapped up in the story is all too real! Honestly I spent hours reading up on everything referenced in the story (and I am not even half way done learning!) This is my favourite type of story, one that you can read again and again and discover something new each time you pick it up!

My enjoyment of this story was heightened by the short biographies of several scientists at the end as well as the glossary explaining the facts and scientific concepts behind many important parts of the story.

Created by: Heather Einhorn & Adam Staffaroni; written by Janet Harvey; with art by Sonia Liao & edited by Joan Hilty The Curie Society was published by MIT Press and is available now!

You can discover amazing scientific facts and more at thecuriesociety.com and use the STEM guides to create science experiments at home!

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