It’s a R.E.A.D. Celebration: Read. Explore. Ask. Discover! about…..

It’s a R.E.A.D. Celebration: Read. Explore. Ask. Discover! about…..

As the IU East R.E.A.D. (Read. Explore. Ask. Discover!) program continues through November, we highlight awareness and advocacy for women in technology, Native Americans, and careers in science, technology, math, and art. We share inspiring stories in memoirs and explore a diversity of role models and mentors. An online resource guide includes book descriptions, learning links, and activity ideas.

With generous funding support from the Indiana University Women’s Philanthropy Leadership Circle we have been able to purchase non-fiction books for youth that introduce us to new people, places and ideas. We expand our knowledge and gain new perspectives as we enjoy reading and sharing so many interesting books.

They flew too –  Women in aviation

Do you know about the amazing life of Bessie Coleman, who became the first African American woman to earn a pilot’s license? How about Maggie Gee, who was one of only two Chinese American Women Airforce Service Pilots to serve in WWII? Find out more!

What’s your story? – Memoirs

Where is the Darkest dark? Can you draw from memory? What did Baba build? Who is Ruby Bridges? Find out more!

Be inspired by these role models!

The individuals selected as the featured inspirational role models represent science, politics, labor, civil rights, and more. You’ll learn about accomplishments and activism by people of all ages. Find out who’s who and what they did!

Getting to know Native Americans

So many inspiring achievements! For Native American Heritage month, readers can enjoy learning about their lives and contributions. We feature athletes, astronauts, code breakers, dancers, doctors, and more. Find out about them!

Get some STEAM and be SMART!

Hundreds of interesting and fascinating books are available about science, technology, engineering, art, and math. The READ resource guide features quite a variety, from dot artists and inventors to math minds and learning games. Find out more!

ALL the books featured are available at the IU East Campus Library. Stop by to check it out, or visit your local public library. And if you have questions or suggestions, we welcome your input!

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