I’ve been on a nonfiction picture book kick recently. I’m sharing some of the books this week and saving some for next week when I’m away on vacation.
Fascinating. I think a part of me is more curious about what’s under the water than what’s in outer space. It’s cool to read about Marie Tharp who despite outdated thinking proved her ability and contributed so much to the world’s knowledge about our planet! Includes more biographical information and a “things to wonder about an do” section at the back.
An interesting look into the life of Thomas Edison and how his curiosity led him to invent or improve many things. I liked that he seemed practical and was obviously a hard working man. I’m glad that his rivalry with Nikola Tesla was mentioned (in the back matter).
I’d been wanting to read this (and watch the documentary “To Catch a Dollar”) for awhile now. The book talks about Muhammad Yunus’ mission to ensure everyone has the opportunity to lift themselves out of poverty. I appreciated how instead of just giving away his money, he thought of long-term and innovative solutions. It’s like the old saying of “Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, he’ll feed himself for his lifetime.” An inspiring read which makes me want to learn more about him and Grameen Bank.