My husband and I got a kick out of watching re-runs of the Wonder Years a few years ago. One of the best things about the show was cute little Winnie Cooper, played by actress Danica McKellar. So John was excited when he heard she wrote a book aimed young girls called Math Doesn’t Suck. He ran out and got a copy for our daughter, Shea.
The book is aimed at middle school girls and somehow it makes math fun and relevant for this tough audience. Tonight Danica visited Harvey Mudd College to give a talk and John (who teaches at Pomona College, another of the Claremont Colleges) took Shea to hear her and have her booked signed.
Wow! They both came home so inspired by Danica.
I recommend this book for any girl in fifth grade through high school. McKellar has another book out as well, aimed more at the high school market. And I think a third book is in the works.