The Great Reading Challenge: a book featuring science
Fiction: Einstein’s Dreams by Alan Lightman
Einstein’s Dreams imagines the dreams of Albert Einstein in 1905, as he develops his theory of relativity. Each dream envisions a different world, with time behaving in a different way. The stories explore the relationships between people and time and explores the potential inner life of a genius.
Nonfiction: Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson
A true Renaissance man, Leonardo da Vinci was a painter, inventor, scientist, architect, engineer, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher. Although today he is known primarily for painting the “Mona Lisa” and “The Last Supper,” his biographer points out that Leonardo da Vinci himself placed a stronger emphasis on his scientific rather than his artistic endeavors. His interdisciplinary mind created designs for everything from airplanes to air conditioning systems.
Youth: A Path to the Stars by Sylvia Acevedo Joining the Girl Scouts as a young girl impacts Sylvia Acevedo in profound ways and lays the foundation for her future as rocket scientist with NASA. As Acevedo earned badges, she realized her natural ability to learn quickly and easily and developed a thirst for knowledge. She envisioned another path for herself other than the one designated by her culture and society.