Author Is Top Harvard Educated Surgeon Dedicated to Inspiring Children Towards A Greater Interest in Science
BOSTON – Boston-based surgeon and author Dr. Oneeka Williams has announced the publication of her new children’s book Dr. Dee Dee Dynamo’s Meteorite Mission, the second book in her Dr. Dee Dee Dynamo Book Series.
Asteroids, meteoroids, meteors, meteorites! What in the World! Gordon the Gullible Globe hears Astrid Asteroid wailing because a piece of her rock has broken off, followed shortly by a loud BOOM! Matty Meteorite has collided with Earth and there is trouble. Dr. Dee Dee Dynamo and her team whisk off in Freeda the Flying Ambulance to Chelyabinsk, Russia, to repair the damage. Can Dr. Dee Dee Dynamo reunite Astrid Asteroid and Matty Meteorite?
Dr. Dee Dee Dynamo’s Meteorite Mission ties into one of the most newsworthy events of the year, which took place on February 15, 2013, when a bright ball of fire lit up the skies over the Southern Urals region of Russia. What became known as the Chelyabinsk meteor had entered the Earth’s atmosphere at almost 60 times the speed of sound and the airburst from the meteor explosion and the following shockwave injured over 1,500 people and damaged 7,200 buildings in the area.
Dr. Williams is a Harvard Medical School graduate who ranks among the top urologic surgeons in the United States. Her first children’s book Dr. Dee Dee Dynamo’s Mission to Pluto was published earlier this year.
YouTube Video Of The Meteorite Explosion Has Over 38 Million Views A video of the Chelyabinsk meteor event posted on YouTube is the site’s most watched news video of the year with over 38 million views – Meteorite crash in Russia: Video of meteor explosion that stirred panic – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90Omh7_I8vI
About the book: Dr. Dee Dee Dynamo’s Meteorite Mission by Dr. Oneeka Williams ISBN: 9781620865545 Publisher: Mascot Books Date of publish: January 2013 Pages: 42 S.R.P.: $14.95
About the author: A native of Guyana, South America, and Barbados in the Caribbean, Dr. Williams’ science teacher mother and journalist father instilled in her a love for the sciences and writing from an early age. Her professional journey includes an undergraduate degree in Biophysics at Johns Hopkins University, graduate degrees in public health and medicine at Harvard Medical School, and surgical training at leading academic medical centers including Massachusetts General Hospital and The Lahey Clinic. She rated by her peers as one of America’s leading urologic surgeons. Through her volunteer work in the community and as a teacher and mentor, Dr. Williams is committed to inspiring all all children, and especially girls, towards a greater interest in science, a positive attitude, and the pursuit of excellence in all their endeavors. To further her advocacy of literacy and science education, she is authoring a series of children’s books.