Mary Who Wrote Frankenstein

Mary Shelley is the 18 year old author of Frankenstein (Or the Modern Prometheus) and this is the story of how, on a stormy night, in 1816, in a gathering of recognized Romantic period geniuses, she began to write this story which is the inspiration of the entire gothic horror …

The Chinese Emperor’s New Clothes

Ying Yan Compestine’s book is a variation of the traditional Emperor’s New clothes.  Emperor Ming Da is only 9 but he knows his ministers are corrupt.  To obtain the money to help his people he convinces his ministers that what seems to be burlap bags, is really magic New Year’s …

Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science

200 years ago, the daughter of Lord and Lady Byron, Ada Lovelace, wrote the first computer program – before there was electricity or a computer to make it work. Working with Thomas Babbage on what they called the Analytical Engine, she wrote a step-by-step for how Bernoulli numbers could be …