Badges from All Years
The following experiences were added by patrons like you as they participate in Connect Your Summer. You can also see experience photos in a gallery and check out what people are reading to earn their badges.
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot — While this started out slow, and bogged down periodically, the story is complex and fascinating, and must have been very difficult to piece together. Skloot tackles not just medical history and the evolution of many ethical issues involved in experimentation, but threads Henrietta and her family's story throughout, detailing Henrietta's history to the extent it seems known, and portraying both Henrietta's human and cellular descendants. I was engrossed from beginning to end.
Brave [videodisc] by produced by Katherine Sarafian ; screenplay by Mark Andrews ... [et al.] ; directed by Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman — One of my favorite recent Disney movies, set in Scotland.
Frank Einstein and the antimatter motor by Jon Scieszka ; illustrated by Brian Biggs — Loved this chapter book about a science fair, two self-building (or something like that) robots, and a nemesis bent on stealing both the robots and the fair prize. Delightful illustrations by Brian Biggs.