This novel is a moving portrait of growing up in Alaska. From coastal rainforests to the salmon fishing grounds and on to the vast interior of Alaska, Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock follows the lives of teenagers who struggle against great odds to believe in themselves, redefine their ideas of family, and find each other.
GENIUS HAS NO RACE.
STRENGTH HAS NO GENDER.
COURAGE HAS NO LIMIT.
The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in Space.
Before Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of professionals worked as ‘Human Computers’, calculating the flight paths that would enable these historic achievements. Among these were a coterie of bright, talented African-American women. Segregated from their white counterparts, these ‘coloured computers’ used pencil and paper to write the equations that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space.Moving from World War II through NASA’s golden age, touching on the civil rights era, the Space Race, the Cold War, and the women’s rights movement, ‘Hidden Figures’ interweaves a rich history of mankind’s greatest adventure with the intimate stories of five courageous women whose work forever changed the world.
Did you know that we have all of these papers available to read in the Library every day? Why not take 10 minutes on your way back from lunch to have a browse through and be the most informed boy at Radley!
Find out more about Donald J. Trump – new books now in the library…
Pussy by Howard Jacobson
Trump revealed by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher
Great again by Donald Trump
US Government and Politics Annual Update 2017 by Anthony J. Bennett
Do you need an easy to read but well researched guide to a classic, novel, poem or play?
Then you want a Connell Guide! We have copies of over 40 short guides in the library – from Animal Farm to Atonement, Emma to Antony and Cleopatra…
PLUS the Connell Guides website has even more great content – video interviews with authors and academics and short guides you can download at your leisure.
How do I access the Connell site?
If you are on a school computer you can go straight to it here ; but if you are at home you will need to go via the library resources page on Firefly and use your school login.
Wolf by Wolf is set in an alternate history timeline where the tides of battle turned the other way, and the axis powers won. It follows the path of a Jewish girl who, due to medical experimentation, has a skill that allows her to circumvent various situations, including the one which the story begins with: a concentration camp run by the SS. She must then take the place of a competitor in one of the most widely-spectated events in the third Reich and complete it to get to her objective – the leader of the Third Reich.
Book Review by Alexander Dayes
*The (mostly) true story of the first computer
The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage presents a delightful alternate reality in which Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage manage to build the Difference Engine and use it to create runaway economic models, battle the scourge of spelling errors, explore the wider realms of mathematics and, of course, fight crime – for the sake of both London and science.