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STEAM Education & Girl Empowerment

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GirlsLoveSTEAM@icloud.com

Carlsbad, California, USA

STEAM Publications

Independently Published Magazines

Targeted for girls ages 7+, Recommended for all.

Smore is a new kind of magazine that is working to disrupt stereotypes in science and celebrate the remarkable women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Full of inspiring interviews, engaging articles, fun graphics and much more, Smore promises an unputdownable reading experience.

Our Review - coming soon!  Can't wait to read it!  

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Independently Published Books

Authors: Francesca Cavallo & Elena Favilli

Publisher: Timbuktu Labs, Inc. 

"Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls" is a children's book packed with 100 BEDTIME STORIES about the life of 100 EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN from the past and the present, illustrated by 60 FEMALE ARTISTS from all over the world. Each woman's story is written in the style of a fairy tale. Each story has a full page, full color portrait that captures the spirit of the portrayed hero. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is also the MOST CROWDFUNDED ORIGINAL BOOK IN HISTORY. Hardcover, with an extra smooth matte scuff-free lamination, 100lbs beautiful paper, a double satin bookmark and an extraordinary print quality, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is a beautiful object, it's printed with soy and vegetable based inks and it's FSC certified.

Our Review - It is a wonderful book filled with stories of strong women through the ages.  Each story is 1 page with an accompanying beautiful/unique portrait on the opposing page. It's a great book to teach children about women's contribution to society and show that they can do anything they set their hearts to. Great book to start reading to your children at bedtime from birth on.

Authors: Francesca Cavallo & Elena Favilli

Publisher: Timbuktu Labs, Inc. 

"Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2" is the sequel to the sensational New York Times bestseller, and the most crowdfunded book of all times. The authors, Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli, will take you and your kids on an empowering journey through 100 new bedtime stories, featuring the adventures of extraordinary women from Nefertiti to Beyoncé. The unique narrative style of "Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls" transforms each biography into a fairy-tale, filling the readers with wonder and with a burning curiosity to know more about each hero. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2 boasts a brand new graphic design, a glossary and 100 incredible new portraits created by the best female artists of our time. "This amazing book shows girls they can be anything they want." - Melinda Gates "Essential reading for girls and indeed boys; children who read this at bedtime are guaranteed some big and inspirational dreams." - Fiona Noble, The Guardian "The anti-princess book teaching girls to rebel." - Georgina Rannard, BBC News

Our Review - Great addition to book 1 - same format and another great book for kids.

Author - Sasha Ariel Alston​

Illustrator - Vanessa Brantley-Newton

Sasha Savvy Loves to Code is an early reader chapter book (ages 7-10). The main character, Sasha Savvy, is a super smart 10-year old African-American girl, who lives in Washington, DC. Sasha must choose which class to take for summer camp. Her mom discovers that the camp is offering a new class for girls on how to code. Sasha thinks this will be boring and doesn’t believe that she is good at computer stuff. Despite this, she decides to give it a chance and convinces her best friends Gabby Reyes and Ashley Webster, to attend the coding camp with her. Sasha’s mom, a Software Developer, gives her a unique formula to help her remember how to code but will it be enough to get her through a challenging first day of camp with bugs everywhere, computing errors, that is.

Kickstarter Project 2017

Our Review - Not yet reviewed

Written by Julia Cieslukowska

 

Sara Stem Saves the Bees is a children's book designed to empower girls aged 2-6 and raise awareness of environmental concerns. The story features a young heroic girl who goes on a mission to save her bumble bee friends from possible extinction! The book includes beautiful full-page illustrations to empower, educate and inspire your children!

Preview for book can be found at - http://www.blurb.ca/b/5795411-sara-stem-saves-the-bees-hardcover

Kickstarter Project 2014

Our Review - Not yet reviewed

American Girl

Written by Erin Teagan & Illustrated by Lucy Truman

 

Get to know American Girl’s 2018 Girl of the Year, Luciana, in this first book in her series! Luciana is over the moon—she’s going to Space Camp! But when she’s picked to lead her team in a robot challenge, instead of rocketing her crew to success she steers them straight into trouble. After that, her teammates don’t trust her. In fact, Luci’s pretty sure they don’t even like her. It’s great to be good at science—but Luci learns that it’s not enough. If she’s ever going to make it to Mars, she’s got to be someone her crew can depend on, no matter what.

Our Review - Not yet reviewed

Written by Erin Teagan & Illustrated by Lucy Truman

 

In her second novel, Luciana is off to youth astronaut training camp! She hopes to be chosen to dive to an underwater habitat where real astronauts train for life in space. But when Luci accuses her diving partner of sabotage, no one believes her and her chances of making the diving team sink fast. Things hit rock bottom when Luci has an underwater crisis. Suddenly, making the dive team isn’t her biggest worry. She’ll have to conquer her fears if she ever wants to make it to Mars. If she can’t, will she have to kiss her dreams of becoming an astronaut good-bye?

Our Review - Not yet reviewed

Written by Erin Teagan

To be released May, 2018

 

In her third story, Luciana and her family are headed to Chile for winter break. Luci can’t wait to see her cousins — but the reunion doesn’t go as planned, and Luci feels like an outsider in her own family. Just then she receives a surprise invite from Claire Jacobs, her frenemy from astronaut training camp, to join her at the Mars habitat in the desert and watch NASA scientists at work. It’s an offer too good to refuse, so Luci decides to leave her cousins and give her friendship with Claire a second chance. But what if Luci has made the wrong decision? What if she still can’t trust Claire? When disaster strikes in the desert, Luci finds out the truth.

Our Review - Not yet reviewed

Thanks to

Stephanie A.  

from California 

for this book recommendation!

Older Student STEAM Books

The Dialogues

Written by Clifford V. Johnson and Forward by Frank Wilczek

A series of conversations about science in graphic form, on subjects that range from the science of cooking to the multiverse.

Physicist Clifford Johnson thinks that we should have more conversations about science. Science should be on our daily conversation menu, along with topics like politics, books, sports, or the latest prestige cable drama. Conversations about science, he tells us, shouldn't be left to the experts. In The Dialogues, Johnson invites us to eavesdrop on a series of nine conversations, in graphic-novel form -- written and drawn by Johnson -- about "the nature of the universe." The conversations take place all over the world, in museums, on trains, in restaurants, in what may or may not be Freud's favorite coffeehouse. The conversationalists are men, women, children, experts, and amateur science buffs. The topics of their conversations range from the science of cooking to the multiverse and string theory. The graphic form is especially suited for physics; one drawing can show what it would take many words to explain.

In the first conversation, a couple meets at a costume party; they speculate about a scientist with superhero powers who doesn't use them to fight crime but to do more science, and they discuss what it means to have a "beautiful equation" in science. Their conversation spills into another chapter ("Hold on, you haven't told me about light yet"), and in a third chapter they exchange phone numbers. Another couple meets on a train and discusses immortality, time, black holes, and religion. A brother and sister experiment with a grain of rice. Two women sit in a sunny courtyard and discuss the multiverse, quantum gravity, and the anthropic principle. After reading these conversations, we are ready to start our own.

Our Review - Not reviewed yet but looking forward to reading this book!

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