Inspired by real-life makers such as Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, Ada Twist champions girl power and women scientists, and brings welcome diversity to picture books about girls in science. Touching on themes of never giving up and problem solving, Ada comes to learn that her questions might not always lead to answers, but rather to more questions. She may never find the source of the stink, but with a supportive family and the space to figure it out, she’ll be able to feed her curiosity in the ways a young scientist should. Ada asks questions like: “Why are there pointy things stuck to a rose? Why are there hairs growing inside your nose?” Come for story time and try out an experiment or two.
Bartleby’s Books is located at 17 West Main Street. For more information call (802) 464-5425 or visit www.myvermontbookstore.com.