The Great Reading Challenge – An author’s first published book
Non-fiction: Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
The true story of five black female mathematicians, whose work at NASA made incredible contributions to put humankind into space and launch rockets. With integrity and wit, the five brilliant wom- en overcome discrimination in the workplace and become etched in history.
Fiction: The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood.
Early in her marriage, Marian discovers that she cannot conform to the expectations of her husband or society. Tight constraints are met with a literal and metaphorical disconnect to food. Symbolism abounds and Atwood demonstrates what she calls, “protofeminism.” Youth: George by Alex Gino The story of a transgender middle schooler who wants to play Charlotte in a school production of Charlotte’s Web to show her classmates who she really is.