Asian Scientist Junior: Tu Youyou
Written by Juliana Chan | Illustrated by Chow Yee Wearn
When Tu Youyou was sixteen, she nearly died after falling ill with tuberculosis. Youyou resolved to study medicine to help others who were sick. She later discovered a new medicine to treat malaria, which saved millions of lives and won her the Nobel Prize! Youyou’s story will inspire young budding scientists everywhere, and show how hard work and determination can lead to amazing scientific breakthroughs.
This book series dives into the lives of extraordinary scientists who have made significant contributions to the science and technology space—from a pioneer of India's satellite program to the scientist who discovered a cure for malaria. Through these stories of courage and conviction, Asian Scientist Junior hopes to inspire all children, wherever they grow up, to dream of a better tomorrow.