STEM Girls Books Makes it Easier to Bring Inspiration into the Classroom for Schools Impacted by Hurricanes Irma, Harvey, Maria
Hurricane season has been especially fierce this year for the states of Texas, Florida, and now Puerto Rico. The ripple effect of the devastation is significant, and reaches into schools with unexpected closings, traumatized students and disrupted classrooms.
At a time when children are uncertain about their tomorrow, STEM Girls Books would like to help fuel their hope for the future. We would like to offer schools directly impacted by these disasters the opportunity to bring STEM Girls Books into their classroom through a deeply discounted special program.
STEM fields are the key to solving some of the toughest problems our world faces, including natural disasters. We believe that the children dealing with the aftermath of these disasters may ultimately be the ones who create innovations that make the impact of such disasters less severe in the future.
If you are an early elementary teacher or school administrator who would enjoy the enrichment that a new resource would bring to your classroom – one that fuels hope and stimulates conversation about the problems your students might solve one day through careers in science, technology, engineering and math – please let us know through the form below and we will share details of our at-cost pricing program. We'll do our best to ensure that any impacted school that would like a set of our books receives them.
In addition, you and your students may find the women in STEM interviews on our website highly inspirational. Within these interviews you and your students will discover over 50 women – each with unique viewpoints, experiences and careers – who share words of encouragement and offer insights into exciting career paths.
STEM Girls Books are picture books designed for preschool through early elementary school ages. But don’t let the name fool you...STEM Girls Books are inspiring for both boys and girls.
From a recent reviewer:
“These books aren't just for girls. Young boys would enjoy them just as much. Aside from the title, the books are just fun stories of curious kids doing what kids do. The part of the books that I loved the most, both as a parent and an educator, was the end. At the end of each book is a connection to the interest of the character (airplanes, cooking and make-up, and a curious tinkerer) to the real life STEM career that shares those same interests: aerospace engineer, chemist, and a mechanical engineer. Just the fact that I get to have a discussion with my children/students about how they relate to the characters and then discuss a career they might be interested in is HUGE! How often do you get to bring up STEM careers with kids in a normal day? With these books, all the time!”
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Opening to rave reviews, the first three STEM Girls Books™ on engineering, aerospace and chemistry are now available on Amazon.
Naples, FL - The highly anticipated publishing date for the new picture book series, STEM Girls Books, has arrived. The first three books in the series, Sophie and the Airplane, Zelda the Curious, and Chelsea Discovers Chemistry are now available for purchase on Amazon. With funding from a successful Kickstarter campaign – which achieved its goal after just three days – the team published three beautifully illustrated books, designed to introduce ages 3-8 to the exciting career possibilities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
“We’ve made remarkable progress since we launched our Kickstarter campaign in April, which shows what’s possible when a great team is working hard to meet the demand for a much-needed product,” said Kristi Grigsby, founder and author of STEM Girls Books. “I am truly grateful for our talented illustrators, generous backers on Kickstarter, and the inspiring women in STEM who have shared their stories with us so we can empower girls and their families with visions of amazing career possibilities in their future.”
The first three books in the series introduce topics of chemistry, aerospace and mechanical engineering, but they do so in a very simplistic way. For example, without going into complex details, Zelda the Curious shows how a child’s natural curiosity and love of "tinkering" can lead to an exciting career in engineering. This is reinforced at the end of the story when readers are introduced to a real woman in STEM and learn about her career.
Science educator and parent, David Ware, was among the early reviewers of the series and says the opportunity for young girls to meet real women in STEM is of tremendous value. “I love how the books make a connection between the interests of the character and the real life STEM careers that share those same interests. Just the fact that I get to have a discussion with my children/students about how they relate to the characters, and then discuss career options they might be interested in, is huge!”
Another early reviewer, chemical and biomolecular engineer Tamara Robertson, has a unique viewpoint as an accomplished woman in STEM who is passionate about sharing the possibilities of STEM with young girls. “The books reminded me so much of my own childhood, and it was so great to see how they bridged the world of STEM and everyday life for the young characters portrayed. I hope these books inspire more girls to go into STEM, particularly my favorite field, Chemical Engineering.”
STEM Girls Books are now available for ordering on Amazon. Learn more about STEM Girls Books, read interviews with women in STEM, or shop for some of the best STEM toys for kids of all ages at www.STEMGirlsBooks.com.