Feb 16, 2021

March Happenings

March is a month of celebrations in Grant Wood AEA's Media Center! Here are a list of happenings that may inspire you to check out books from our online catalog.

Click on the hyperlinked celebration title to go to their official pages and resources.March Happenings | Grant Wood A E A

To kick things off, here are a few book recommendations to help celebrate Women's History Month! Happy browsing!

History Smashers: Women's Right to Vote by Kate Messner
This eBook dispels common myths and beliefs about women's suffrage using factual evidence, primary sources, and humor. Includes black-and-white illustrations, biographical profiles, a timeline, and an author's note with a list of sources for further information.

Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson saved Apollo 13 by Helaine Becker
This 2020-21 Iowa Goldfinch book explores the life and career of African American mathematician Katherine Johnson. It chronicles her early life as a gifted student, her struggle to keep learning despite segregation, and her dream job as a human calculator at NASA. Focus is placed on Katherine's prominent contributions to NASA's development, including her critical calculations that helped save the crew of the infamous Apollo 13 flight.

Hidden Figures: Young Reader's Edition by Margot Lee Shetterly
This explores the true story of four African American female mathematicians recruited by the U.S. government during World War II to work at the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory. Their job involved being "human computers," using pencils, slide rulers, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would allow rockets and astronauts to be launched out of the atmosphere.