Book Review: The Betrayal of Anne Frank, Rosemary Sullivan

Book Review: The Betrayal of Anne Frank: A Cold Case Investigation, Rosemary Sullivan   Nonfiction/History: The Betrayal of Anne Frank: A Cold Case Investigation, Rosemary Sullivan   The mystery of the Frank family’s betrayal has puzzled historians for decades. The story itself is quite well known. The Frank family, a Jewish family in Amsterdam during […]

Book Review: A Brief History of the Earth, Andrew H. Knoll

Book Review: A Brief History of the Earth: Four Billion Years in Eight Chapters, Andrew H. Knoll   Nonfiction: A Brief History of the Earth: Four Billion Years in Eight Chapters, Andrew H. Knoll   The subtitle of A Brief History of Earth is, I think, a wink and a chuckle at the hubris involved […]

Book Review: Braiding Sweetgrass, Robin Wall Kimmerer

Book Review: Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, Robin Wall Kimmerer   Nonfiction: Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, Robin Wall Kimmerer: Centre County (PA) Reads book for 2022   I have seen many reviews of this book that talk about the Native American traditions author […]

Book Review: Katherine Johnson, My Remarkable Journey: A Memoir, Joylette Hylick, Katherine Johnson, and Katherine Moore

Book Review: Katherine Johnson, My Remarkable Journey: A Memoir, Joylette Hylick, Katherine Johnson, and Katherine Moore   Nonfiction/Biography: Katherine Johnson, My Remarkable Journey: A Memoir, Joylette Hylick, Katherine Johnson, and Katherine Moore   You can’t judge a book by its cover. I know that. But the cover of Katherine Johnson, My Remarkable Journey caught my […]

Book Review: The Deep, Claire Nouvian

Book Review: The Deep: The Extraordinary Creatures of the Abyss, Claire Nouvian   Nonfiction/Science: The Deep: The Extraordinary Creatures of the Abyss, Claire Nouvian   This is one of the most exquisitely beautiful books I have seen. It is also one of the strangest. The Deep is a coffee-table sized book filled with beautiful color pictures […]

Blog Tour: Erma Does the Math, Ann Strawn

Book Review: Erma Does the Math, Ann Strawn Nonfiction/Biography: Erma Does the Math, Ann Strawn   This book is an obvious labor of for author Ann Strawn about her great aunt Erma Tynes Walker. Erma worked alongside Katherine Johnson and Mary Jackson as part of the team of African American women who calculated the flight […]