I’m Thankful for: Professor M

Every year around Thanksgiving, I share a post about an inspiring woman I’m grateful to have known. There was never any doubt about what I'd study in college. When I looked at prospectuses, my first step was always to flip to the English department section, to see what courses they offered and what the English faculty's … Continue reading I’m Thankful for: Professor M

Rise of the Rocket Girls

Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, From Missiles to the Moon to Mars by Nathalia Holt Little, Brown & Company, 2016 352 pages The space industry was a dominating presence in my early childhood. My father was a technical writer for NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL), and my grandfather was retired … Continue reading Rise of the Rocket Girls

Brown Girl Dreaming

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson Penguin, 2014 352 pages I don’t read a lot of poetry, and I’m not entirely sure why. When my poetry-loving friends put up Facebook posts sharing a favorite line or two from what they’re currently reading, I always think, “How beautiful. I really should read more poetry.” Maybe verse is not … Continue reading Brown Girl Dreaming