The Curie Society

The Curie Society

By Heather Einhorn, Adam Staffaroni and Janet Harvey

Edited by Joan Hilty

A covert team of young women—members of the Curie society, an elite organization dedicated to women in STEM—undertakes high-stakes missions to save the world.

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Summary

A covert team of young women—members of the Curie society, an elite organization dedicated to women in STEM—undertakes high-stakes missions to save the world.

Created by: Heather Einhorn & Adam Staffaroni; Writer: Janet Harvey; Artist: Sonia Liao; Editor: Joan Hilty

An action-adventure original graphic novel, The Curie Society follows a team of young women recruited by an elite secret society—originally founded by Marie Curie—with the mission of supporting the most brilliant female scientists in the world. The heroines of the Curie Society use their smarts, gumption, and cutting-edge technology to protect the world from rogue scientists with nefarious plans. Readers can follow recruits Simone, Taj, and Maya as they decipher secret codes, clone extinct animals, develop autonomous robots, and go on high-stakes missions.

The Curie Society introduces an entertaining, empowering media universe for fans hungry to read about brilliant, analytical young women as scientific heroes. Stay tuned for more Curie Society missions featuring our heroes saving the world through their STEM skills and teamwork.

Paperback

$18.95 T ISBN: 9780262539944 168 pp. | 6.5 in x 9.3125 in 200 color illus.

Editors

Joan Hilty

Joan Hilty is a former syndicated cartoonist and longtime DC Comics/ Vertigo editor; she continues to work as an editor with most of the top publishers of graphic novels and comics. She co-chairs comics programming for Miami Book Fair and the Brooklyn Book Festival, and  teaches at the School of Visual Arts in NYC.

Reviews

  • Readers eager for greater representation of women in the sciences will cheer...

    Publishers Weekly

  • "The characterization is deft and snappy, and the visual storytelling efficient and dynamic with an expressive color palette and varied panel layout... A STEM treat for the curious."

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Budding scientists and fans of exciting graphic novels are in for a rollicking journey that stresses that women in STEM truly are better together.

    School Library Journal

  • With suspenseful espionage, nerdy humor and a group of dauntless, eager trailblazers fostering genuine friendships, The Curie Society is sure to fascinate curious minds.

    Shelf Awareness

  • This is strong storytelling first and foremost, tough, with a golden thread of science running through it… Highly recommended.

    Fortean Times

  • Janet Harvey's script packs in high-kicking derring-do and affecting character moments, and as a celebration of diversity and female empowerment her story cannot be faulted.

    Financial Times

Endorsements

  • Three brilliant young women join a sisterhood of science and find themselves drawn into an adventure that will test their courage, knowledge, and friendship. A refreshing and empowering read!

    Pia Guerra

    political cartoonist and artist of Y: The Last Man

  • Featuring strong teenage characters grappling with ethics in science, society, and history, this graphic novel will make a great gift for burgeoning, curious young scientists everywhere.

    Janna Levin

    author of Black Hole Blues

  • A delightful mix of engaging adventure and fascinating science. An excellent way of learning lots of science ideas and sharing in the lives of characters who have a passion for it.

    Clifford V. Johnson

    physicist and author of The Dialogues: Conversations about the Nature of the Universe

  • A fun comic starring heroines who find themselves solving one scientific puzzle after the next!

    Andy Weir

    author of The Martian and Artemis