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 […]

Book Review: The Brilliant Abyss, Helen Scales

Book Review: The Brilliant Abyss: Exploring the Majestic Hidden Life of the Deep Ocean, and the Looming Threat That Imperils It, Helen Scales Nonfiction/Science: The Brilliant Abyss: Exploring the Majestic Hidden Life of the Deep Ocean, and the Looming Threat That Imperils It, Helen Scales   The Brilliant Abyss is a powerful book about what […]

Blog Tour: 100 Ways in 100 Days to Teach Your Baby Maths, Emma L. Smith

Book Review: 100 Ways in 100 Days to Teach Your Baby Maths, Emma L. Smith   Nonfiction: 100 Ways in 100 Days to Teach Your Baby Maths, Emma L. Smith   One of my most recent happy moments centers around a video my daughter in law sent, featuring my youngest son (an economics/math major and […]

Book Review: The Ghost Map, Steven Johnson

Book Review: The Ghost Map, Steven Johnson   Nonfiction: The Ghost Map, Steven Johnson   During the summer of 1854 a cholera outbreak threatened to devastate London. In particular, London’s Soho neighborhood lost many of its residents. Entire households were found dead. Yet from the ashes of this destruction rose a phoenix of discovery that […]

Book Review: Scatter, Adapt, and Remember, Annalee Newitz

Book Review: Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction, Annalee Newitz   Nonfiction: Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction, Annalee Newitz   (This review honors the stated preference of the author to use “they/them” pronouns. The book was published prior to that request, so readers may notice a […]