had her first story published in a magazine when she was only ten-years-old!
Rachel's sister died, she had to take care of her nieces and her family
in Maryland because they didn't have a lot of money." - Vanessa
she was writing her book Under the Sea Wind, Rachel got a chance
to go underwater in a bathysphere! She saw undersea life up
close for the first time.
told Rachel, 'You can't be a scientist because you are a girl. You're
supposed to be a mother, or a cook, or a nurse.' She didn't listen
to them. She listened to what she wanted to do." - Nick and
Here are some interesting things we learned about Rachel:
"She loved the sea. She loved books." - Nick
"She loved the ocean." - Vanessa
"She wrote a book about the poison sprays." - Valerie