Feb 16, 2021
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.
- Women's History Month March 1 - 31
- Iowa History Month March 1 - 31
- Read Across America Day March 2 Did you know? Read Across America also has monthly focuses around celebrating diversity
- International Women's Day March 8
- Pi day March 14 Also See this reading list
- International Social Emotional Learning Day March 26 There are many ways to celebrate the importance of social emotional learning. CASEL (The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning) also provides ideas, connections, and support. #SELDay
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.