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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.

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