The winner is #4, Lynn.
I am sorry that I am so far behind on posting. I have been sick.
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch is one of my favorite books. This book is about a young boy who is forced to become an indentured servant. He lives in Salem, during the eighteenth century. He was a mathematical genius who overcame great odds to continue his education after becoming a servant. His work, "The American Practical Navigator" is still in use.
While this book is not a traditional math book, or even about math, it does show how math is useful in the real world. I highly recommend this book on these merits, alone. But, in addition, it is a great story. It was the winner of the 1956 Newberry medal. Obviously, it is not a new book, but I have found that old books have much to recommend them.
If you would like to win this book, please leave a comment. This giveaway will end on March 8th.