Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith

By Deborah Heiligman
Publisher Holt Imprint Henry Holt ISBN


Awards and Honors Winner of the 2010 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award; 2010 Printz Award Honor Book; ALA Best Books for Young Adults 2010; 2009 National Book Award, Young People’s Literature Finalist; <i>Booklist</i> The Best of Editors’ Choice 2009; 2009 <i>Booklist</i> Top 10 Biographies for Youth, 2009 <i>Booklist</i> Top 10 Romance Fiction for Youth; <i>Bulletin</i> Blue Ribbons 2009, Nonfiction; 2009 <i>Horn Book</i> Fanfare List; 2009 <i>Horn Book</i> Fanfare List

Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith

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Only after writing a list of pros and cons did Charles Darwin convince himself of the benefits of marriage. Yet once he'd decided in favor of matrimony, Charles had another concern: would his religious doubts cause marital strife? Though devout, the woman Charles married, Emma Wedgwood, happily read and edited Charles's writing on evolution. She also debated him when she felt it necessary-and he gave her thoughts considerable weight. While their marriage was full of hardship, it was also full of happiness, not to mention intelligent and interesting discourse. A 2009 National Book Award Finalist. A 2010 Michael L, Printz Honor Book. Winner of the 2010 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award.
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