TAC Talk: Marissa Moss

Marissa Moss, author of more than 70 books, including the bestselling Amelia’s Notebook series, believes that there are certain stories from the past that deserve more light.

“We need to tell history more fully,” says Moss. “Especially in math and sciences, girls have not been encouraged. They need to know that there were women who made a difference.”

Moss will take Members behind the scenes of her works, including The Woman Who Split the Atom: The Life and Work of Lise Meitner, about the female Jewish physicist who developed the theory of nuclear fission after escaping Nazi Germany; Barbed Wire Baseball, about legendary Japanese-American player Kenichi Zenimura, who brought hope to the internment camps during World War II; and her latest, Spying on Spies: How Elizebeth Smith Friedman Broke the Nazis’ Secret Codes, about the indispensable American cryptanalyst.

These three stories from one period of history show how women and minorities can often be overlooked despite making world-changing contributions.

Before this TAC Talk, Moss will conduct a graphic novel workshop in Toko Shinoda & Yukiko Maki classrooms, and will join the Club’s bibliophiles in the Beate Sirota Gordon & Haru Reischauer classrooms for an in depth discussion the next day.


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