Author Oneeka Williams, MD, Is Top Harvard Educated Surgeon Dedicated to Inspiring Children Towards A Greater Interest in Science with Her "Dr. Dee Dee Dynamo's" Children's Book Series
(FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–February 25, 2015–Boston, MA)– Boston-based surgeon and author Dr. Oneeka Williams has announced the publication of her new children’s book Dr. Dee Dee Dynamo’s Saturn Surprise, the third book in her Dr. Dee Dee Dynamo Book Series.
DR. DEE DEE DYNAMO–GIRL SUPER HERO– Born with supernatural powers from electrical energy, 9-year old girl Super Surgeon, Dr. Dee Dee Dynamo, jets around the Universe from her home base on the Island of Positivity fixing problems with her gifted hands. While visiting the local Planetarium one day, Gordon the Gullible Globe sounds the alarm that Saturn's rings have disappeared. Dr. Dee Dee is skeptical but mobilizes her team of assistants and surgical instruments on an intriguing and SURPRISING mission to Saturn. The rings are literally revolting when she arrives and Saturn is distressed and overwhelmed by the uprising and the continued scrutiny of the Cassini-Huygens Spacecraft! 'Hot off the press' science information is shared as Dr. Dee Dee negotiates with the rings, moves and grooves to the 'Do the Saturn Dance' and surgically reconstructs the rings!
SATURN IN THE NEWS– THE CASSINI MISSION–Scientists have been discussing a possible new moon forming around the planet Saturn. This moon, which they named “Peggy”, was spotted in images taken by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft in April 2013. However, two months ago, at a presentation at the American Geophysical Union meeting, Cornell University’s Matthew Tiscareno revealed that Peggy had probably broken apart, with images showing not just one moon-betraying smear in the rings, but two. In fact, "instead of catching a moon in the act of forming, scientists may have glimpsed a moon in the act of dying.” (National Geographic, The Sad Story of Peggy, Saturn's Newest Moon, Jan. 27, 2015)
THIRD BOOK IN DR. DEE DEE DYNAMO BOOK SERIES: Dr. Williams first two children's books were published in 2014: Dr. Dee Dee Dynamo's Mission to Pluto and Dr. Dee Dee Dynamo’s Meteorite MIssion. All three are available at Amazon.com in hardcover and ebook versions.
INCLUDES GLOSSARY, LEARNING WORDS, RESOURCE GUIDE & MORE–The inside flap cover has a list of medical tools inside Dr. Dee Dee’s bag. After the story, the ending includes a glossary, one page of learning words, ten discovery questions, a seven-step math challenge, and resource guide
VIDEO BOOK TRAILERS: View short video trailers of the Dr. Dee Dee books at:
ABOUT THE BOOK
Targeted age is 6 to 11. Common core aligned. 42 pages. Beautifully illustrated by award-winning fine artist Valerie Bouthyette. Hardcover retail price $14.95. Kindle price $2.99.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Williams is rated by her peers as one of America’s leading urologic surgeons. 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.
A recipient of the 2014 Science Club for Girls Catalyst Award for promoting diversity in science, technology and engineering, Dr. Williams is committed to inspiring 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 the Dr. Dee Dee Dynamo series of children’s books. A practicing surgeon, she lives in Massachusetts with husband, Charles and son, Mark.