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Is this book about a real woman in STEAM?
"Who do you want to be?" asks Mr. Van Deusen. "And not when you grow up. Right here, right now."
Shine on! might be the catchphrase of twelve-year-old Piper's hero--astronaut, astronomer, and television host Nellie Dumont Frisse--but Piper knows the truth: some people are born to shine, and she's just not one of them. That fact has never been clearer than now, since her dad's new job has landed them both at Chumley Prep, a posh private school where everyone seems to be the best at something and where Piper definitely doesn't fit in.
Bursting with humor, heart, science, possibilities, and big questions, Shine! is a story about finding your place in the universe--a story about figuring out who you are and who you want to be.
J.J. Grabenstein, Chris Grabenstein
Random House Books for Young Readers
8 - 12 years
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Additional Reader & Professional Reviews:
"Inspirational, commonsensical, and a whole lot of fun."
-- James Patterson
"A crowd-pleasing reminder that kindness pays.”
-- Kirkus Reviews
“This encouraging story of self-discovery celebrates friendship, kindness, and self-actualization.”
-- Publishers Weekly
“This gentle book offers a wonderful reminder that kindness, generosity, and love far outweigh the importance of money, awards, and prestige."
“A lighthearted and fast-paced book. The strong message about the power of kindness will be encouraging to readers, and fans of Grabenstein’s “Mr. Lemoncello” series will enjoy a different kind of puzzle.”
-- School Library Journal
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