Anastasia Suen

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Super Gear: Nanotechnology and Sports Team Up

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Super Gear: Nanotechnology and Sports Team Up
by Jennifer Swanson (Author)

Booktalk: Take a close-up look at sports and nanotechnology, the cutting-edge science that manipulates objects at the atomic level. Nanotechnology is used to create high-tech swimsuits, tennis rackets, golf clubs, running shoes, and more. It is changing the face of sports as we know it.

Snippet: What do Michael Phelps, Serena Williams, Michelle Wie, and Usain Bolt have in common? All of their equipment was made with nanotechnology.

Nanotechnology is the science of things at the nanoscale. It deals with microscopic particles called nanoparticles. Most people measure things in terms of meters or feet. Nanotechnology engineers measure objects in nanometers. Nano- means “one-billionth,” so a nanometer is one-billionth of a meter.

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Meet Jennifer Swanson (and me!) at the Cool Science panel at the ALA Annual Book Buzz stage 10:30 – 11:15 on Saturday, June 25. We’ll talk about bringing contemporary subjects and science in action to classrooms and libraries.

It’s STEM Friday! (STEM is Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

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Hillary Rodham Clinton: Some Girls Are Born to Lead

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Hillary Rodham Clinton: Some Girls Are Born to Lead
by Michelle Markel (Author) and LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)

Booktalk: In the 1950s, it was a man’s world. Girls weren’t supposed to act smart, tough, or ambitious. Even though, deep inside, they may have felt that way. And then along came Hillary. Brave, brilliant, and unstoppable, she was out to change the world.

They said a woman couldn’t be a mother and a lawyer. Hillary was both. They said a woman shouldn’t be too strong or too smart. Hillary was fearlessly herself.

It didn’t matter what people said—she was born to lead.

Snippet: She wasn’t frightened of the crowds and cameras and reporters. But she couldn’t believe how people criticized her–in ways they’d never criticize a man.

They said her headbands were too casual and her attitude was too feisty. An ex-president said a First Lady shouldn’t be too strong or too smart. Others called her “the Hillary problem”–and a lot worse things than that.

June 06, 2016, 08:29:04 PM EDT AP report

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LEGO Space: Building the Future

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LEGO Space: Building the Future
by Peter Reid (Author) and Tim Goddard (Author)

Booktalk: Spaceships, orbital outposts, and new worlds come to life in this unique vision of the future, built completely from LEGO bricks.

A selection of 10 step-by-step building instructions will have you constructing your own cosmic creations to play with at home. Marvel at interstellar battlecruisers, space pirates, charming robots, and other stunning builds from an amazing future!

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I’ve updated this post from last summer for Star Wars Day today–May the 4th!

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