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Kwobidak Maawit: Beautiful Baby

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December 11, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Julia: A Life in Mathematics

Happy Birthday, Julia Robinson!

In high school Julia Bowman stood alone as the only girl – and the best student – in the junior and senior math classes. She had only one close friend and no boyfriends. Although she was to learn that there are such people as mathematicians, her ambition was merely to get a job teaching mathematics in high school. At great sacrifice her widowed stepmother sent her to the University of California at Berkeley. But at Berkeley, in a society of mathematicians, she discovered herself. There was also a prince at Berkeley, a brilliant young assistant professor named Raphael Robinson. Theirs was to be a marriage that would endure until her death in 1985. Julia is the story of Julia Bowman Robinson, the gifted and highly original mathematician who during her lifetime was recognized in ways that no other woman mathematician had ever been recognized. This unusual book brings together in one volume the prizewinning Autobiography of Julia Robinson by her sister, the popular mathematical biographer Constance Reid, and three very personal articles about her work by outstanding mathematical colleagues.

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December 10, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

How the Stars Came to Be

How the Stars Came to Be

By Poonam Mistry

Have you ever wondered how the stars came to be in the sky?

The Fisherman’s Daughter loved to dance in the sunlight, and bathe in the glow of the moon. But when the moon disappeared for a few nights each month, she worried about her father and how he would find his way home from the sea in the deep darkness. When the sun finds her sobbing one
night, he takes one of his rays and shatters it onto the ground, creating the stars and giving the girl the task of putting them into the dark night sky. This beautifully illustrated story gives us a new folk tale, and a new way to look up at the night sky.

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December 8, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

CATALONIA: Caga tió

Caga tió
Caga torró, avellanes i mató
Si no cagues bé
et daré un cop de bastó
Caga tió

.en translation

Poo log
Poo nougat, hazelnuts and mató (cheese)
If you don’t poo well,
I’ll hit you with a stick
Poo log!

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December 3, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

BOOKS & BLOCK: Alexander Girard

GIRARD STUDIO

December 2, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

The Book of Mistakes

by Corinna Luyken

One eye was bigger than the other. That was a mistake.
The weird frog-cat-cow thing? It made an excellent bush.
And the inky smudges… they look as if they were always meant to be leaves floating gently across the sky.

November 30, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Shape Of You

November 29, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

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