#NFBookClub Headstrong Read-Along Begins!

January 31, 2016 Uncategorized 19


I know I tell you how excited I am for our nonfiction read every single month, but that’s because getting to read interesting nonfiction with all of you is always something I look forward to. I’m looking forward to this particular book even more because of a comment from Laura at Buttontapper about female geniuses throughout history. She made me think of how I occasionally learn about the impressive contributions of an obscure female scientist and that made me think about the bias against women receiving credit for the scientific work in the 1900s. I’m hoping this book will help me become a little more knowledgeable about the amazing work female scientists have done. The google doc for discussion is now available here.

Google Doc Opens for Free Form Discussion – January 31

Intro – Genetics and Development Discussion Questions Posted – February 11

Physics – Invention Discussion Questions Posted – February 22

19 Responses to “#NFBookClub Headstrong Read-Along Begins!”

  1. Laura Roberts

    Wow, now that I have been cited as inciting discussion, I am going to have to grab a copy of this book and read it. 😉

    Just requested one from the local library… hopefully it will arrive quickly!

    • DoingDewey

      Haha, thanks Laura 🙂 Your comment really made me think about whether the reason female scientists aren’t given more credit is because they were kept out of the field entirely or because their contributions just weren’t recognized. I’m hoping that by reading this book, I can do a little better at recognizing the contributions women have made.

  2. Kim @Time2Read

    I’m looking forward to this one!
    Just a suggestion, which you can choose to ignore:
    On another disussion group I’m in, we each use a different color for a posts to make it easier for us to see who is ‘speaking’. I chose a color when I introduced myself. I can go ‘back to black’ if you prefer it though!

    • DoingDewey

      Oh, I think that’s a great idea! I’ll add a note to that effect in the google doc and include it in the announcement next month. Thanks Kim 🙂

  3. Masanobu

    Oh no, I forgot I wanted to do this. Bummer. I’m afraid I won’t have the time to read and discuss this with you, but I will follow your discussion.

    • DoingDewey

      That sounds great! Something I like about the google doc discussion format is that it stays available long enough for people to check it out any time, even if it’s not possible for everyone to join in any given month 🙂

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