Women Astronomers: Recent Books Explore Science, Life Stories

From astronomer Maria Mitchell to astronaut Mae Jemison, women have made significant contributions to astronomy. Yet, women’s achievements in astronomy too often go undervalued or remain unknown. These recent books by women astronomers provide the opportunity to learn their life stories and see the world through their profound lens.  Like so many future astronomers, Emily…
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If You Liked Mexican Gothic

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia has themes of horror, mystery and thriller all in one package, which is a perfect combination in my opinion. The setting of Mexican Gothic is a place that I will not soon forget: High Place, a remote hilltop estate in the Mexican countryside, a manor that is rumored to make…
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CPL Librarian Charlemae Hill Rollins Championed African Americans in Children’s Literature

As an African American librarian at Chicago Public Library for more than 30 years and a leader in children's literature and librarianship, Charlemae Hill Rollins championed the creation of well-written children’s literature free of racial and ethnic distortions. She played a critical role in changing the image of the African American in children’s literature, writing…
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