Read how Farmer Tantoh brought clean water to his village by using skills learned from his personal interests.
Summary Sonny Rollins was born during the Harlem Renaissance; a time when jazz exploded all over the city. The movement cultivated genius musicians who grabbed the attention of music lovers everywhere. One entertainer caught Sonny Rollins’s eye. His name was Louis Jordan, and his… Continue Reading “Sonny’s Bridge: Jazz Legend Sonny Rollins Finds His Groove by Barry Wittenstein”
Summary When you cut yourself, what’s the first thing you do? Reach for a Band-Aid, right? Before the 1920s, Band-Aids did not exist. Josephine Knight was accident prone and needed to save her cuts from infection. Her husband, Earle Dickson, wanted to help. He… Continue Reading “The Boo-Boos That Changed the World: A True Story About an Accidental Invention (Really) by Barry Wittenstein”
Summary Did you know there was a time when girls were not allowed to speak in front of an audience at school? During the mid 1800’s, Belva Lockwood saw this happening and knew it was wrong. She decided to end this oppression by teaching… Continue Reading “A Lady Has the Floor: Belva Lockwood Speaks Out for Women’s Rights by Kate Hannigan and Alison Jay”
Summary Where does creativity come from? Steve Jobs once said it evolves from “connecting things.” The story of Ada Lovelace supports this idea. Energized by a curious imagination as a child, Ada designed fantastic creations. Her mother worried about Ada’s wild notions and sent… Continue Reading “Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer”