I know I've been a bit "glass half-empty" on the current state of America.
I'll return to that theme in a bit, but for now, a bit of good news. Sort of
The NFO chose a book from the library called Science Fair Season: Twelve Kids, a Robot Named Scorch . . . and What It Takes to Win and it's a series of great stories that will have you walking away with a new found sense of optimism for America's future and the innovative power of kids with their fresh perspectives.
Of course, there's the realization that, well, most kids aren't like these kids and "will it be enough?"
I found it gripping and if you are looking to turn your kids onto science (probably middle schoolers), this book might do the trick.