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By Margot Shetterly. 2016
The amazing true story of four African American female mathematicians at NASA who helped achieve some of the greatest moments…in our space program. Before John Glenn orbited the earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used pencils, slide rules, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. This book brings to life the stories of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden, four African American women who lived through the Civil Rights era, the Space Race, the Cold War, and the movement for gender equality, and whose work forever changed the face of NASA and the country. For grades 3-6. 2019 Coretta Scott King Honor Book for Best Illustration. 2016.
By Nathaniel Philbrick. 2000
The epic true-life story of one of the most notorious maritime disasters of the nineteenth century which was the inspiration…for Herman Melville's classic novel "Moby Dick". The author uses a hitherto unknown diary of one of the survivors discovered in an attic in Connecticut in 1998 to tell the tale. Winner of the 2000 National Book Award for Nonfiction. 2000.
By Tobias Wolff. 1989
By Lawrence Wright. 2006
Tells the full story of Al Qaeda from its roots up to 9/11. Drawing on interviews and first-hand sources, it…investigates the extraordinary group of ideologues behind this organization - and those who tried to stop them. Interweaving this story with events including the Israeli-Palestine conflict, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the first attack on the World Trade Center, Lawrence Wright takes us into training camps, mountain hideouts and top secret meetings to explore how it all fed into the planning and execution of 9/11 - and reveals the complex origins of Al Qaeda's hatred of the West. Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for general non-fiction. 2006.
By Frank McCourt. 1996
Frank McCourt recollects his "miserable Irish Catholic childhood" in the squalor of Limerick. Absent any support from his glib, but…shiftless, alcoholic father, the family suffered hunger, cruelty, disease, and the death of children. McCourt recounts his story without rancour. Strong language. Winner of the 1998 CNIB Talking Book of the Year Award. Pulitzer Prize Winner. 1996.
By John Patrick Shanley. 2005
The Bronx, 1964. Sister Aloysius, stern principal of St. Nicholas Catholic School, is convinced that school chaplain Father Flynn is…a pedophile, and that instead of mentoring the school's only black student, he has seduced him. Through meetings with Flynn, young teacher Sister James, and the student's mother, she gathers her evidence and plans a course of action. No one is totally right or truthful, keeping everyone in a state of doubt. Pulitzer Prize winner. 2005.
By Frank McCourt. 1996
Frank McCourt recollects his "miserable Irish Catholic childhood" in the squalor of Limerick. Absent any support from his glib, but…shiftless, alcoholic father, the family suffered hunger, cruelty, disease, and the death of children. McCourt recounts his story without rancour. Strong language. Winner of the 1998 CNIB Talking Book of the Year Award. Pulitzer Prize Winner.