Radioactive

Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout by Lauren Redniss It Books, 2010 208 pages I've always been fascinated by Marie Curie. At a time when women's education was confined primarily to the social graces and preparation for housekeeping, she made world-changing scientific discoveries. But until I read Lauren Redniss's Radioactive, I … Continue reading Radioactive

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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

Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters

Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters by Andrea Davis Pinkney; ill. by Stephen Alcorn Harcourt, 2000 Where I sit writing, in one of my city's newest public library branches, I can see people picking out magazines and books to read, checking out their materials, lounging in chairs with laptops propped on their … Continue reading Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters