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Corrie was on Once Upon a Tech!

Happy Wednesday folx!  Today, I (Corrie) had the privilege of being on a really rad podcast called Once Upon a Tech!  If you’ve been following for awhile, you might recognize one of the hosts Ms. Fitz, from one of our…

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Counting the Stars: The Story of Katherine Johnson, NASA Mathematician

Written by: Lesa Cline-Ransome Illustrated by: Raúl Colón For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: STEM, Women in Science, Historical Figure, Space, Segregation, Racism, POC-Centric Narratives, Black Culture & Identity, Historic Events.  Summary: Katherine was an incredibly intellectually gifted child, starting 2nd grade at age…

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What Stars Are Made Of [released 3/31]

Written by: Sarah Allen  For ages: Middle Grades, 5th and up. Language: English Topics Covered: Growing Up, Own Voices, Turner Syndrome, Neurodiversity (NLD), STEM, Women in STEM, Friendship, Social-Emotional Growth & Development. Summary:  Hot damn, I’m glad this book exists.  This middle grade novel…

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Work it, Girl: Mae Jemison [released March 3]

Written by: Caroline Moss Illustrated by: Sinem Erkas For ages: 8-12 years Language: English Topics Covered: Women in STEM, Historical Figure, Biography, Astronauts, Trailblazer, Black Culture & Identity, Dancers. Summary:  If you think we’re ever going to stop posting books about Mae Jemison, you would…

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My Mama is a Mechanic

Written & Illustrated by: Doug Cenko For ages: 3-6 years Language: English Topics Covered: Family, POC-Centric Narratives, Gender Stereotypes, Women in STEM.  Summary:  This book is absolutely adorable!  Our narrator is a young boy, describing all of the things his mother is.  Through the eyes…

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Atlas of Ocean Adventures

Written by: Emily Hawkins Illustrated by: Lucy Letherland For ages: 7 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: STEM, Nature, Natural World, Scientific Thinking, Discovery.  Summary: This book is part of a larger set of atlas’ by Quarto as part of their Wide Eyed Editions books,…

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Celestina the Astronaut Ballerina

Written by: Donald Jacobson Illustrated by: Graham Evans For ages: 3 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: STEM, Bullying, POC-Centric Narratives, Space, Growing Up, Independent Thought, Self-Esteem, Social-Emotional Learning.  Summary: This rhyming story follows a young girl named Celestina, who dreams of being an astronaut despite…

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Bird Count

Written by: Susan Edwards Richmond Illustrated by: Stephanie Fizer Coleman For ages: 3 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Nature, STEM, Birds, Girls Outdoors, POC-Centric Narratives, Environmental Activism, Culture & Traditions, Friendship, Community Involvement. Summary: We love this book for so many reasons!  The plot follows…

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Little People Big Dreams: Zaha Hadid

Written by: Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara Illustrated by: Asun Amar  For ages: 4 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Historical Figure, Women in STEM, Biography, Women in Architecture, Trailblazer, Feminist. Summary: This book talks about the life of prolific architect, Zaha Hadid.  She was creative…

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Professor Astro Cat’s Space Rockets

Written by: Dr. Dominic Walliman Illustrated by: Ben Newman For ages: 4 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: STEM, Space, Solar System. Summary: Another stunning installment of the Professor Astro Cat series, this time focusing on rockets and space travel!  These books pair high-quality comic…

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