November 7 Birthday: Alexa Canady: WOMEN OF HOPE: AFRICAN AMERICANS WHO MADE A DIFFERENCE

Alexa Canady, physician
Nov. 7, 1950-


Women of Hope: African Americans Who Made a Difference by Joyce Hansen (Scholastic, 1998)

Canady was the first black female neurosurgeon in the U.S. and has won numerous awards for her work. This collective biography includes a photograph and one-page biography of her.

Read more about Canady on the National Institute of Health site.

November 7 Birthday: MARIE CURIE

Marie Curie, physicist and chemist
Nov. 7, 1867-July 4, 1934


Marie Curie by Leonard Everett Fisher (Atheneum, 1994)

Life as a pioneering scientist was not easy but Curie, a Polish-French pioneer in radioactivity persevered and ultimately won two Nobel Peace Prizes for her efforts.

Visit the Nobel Award site to read more about Curie.