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Kid Innovators by Robin Stevenson
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Feb 16, 2021 | ISBN 9781683692270

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Praise

“Telling the true stories of famous people’s childhoods, this book inspires kids to think big and humanizes historical figures in a new and fresh way.”—CNN Underscored

“These reads aren’t just educational, they’re inspiring – they remind us all that we’re never too young to start dreaming! Plus – they’re a great resource for school projects!”—YAYOMG.com

“In accessible but never patronizing prose, Stevenson sketches the stories of her subjects’ childhoods, deftly setting the scene for each one and providing informative details, engaging quotes, and sometimes humorous anecdotes.”—Mombian

Praise for the Kid Legends series:

“Engaging and empowering.”—YAYOMG.com, on Kid Activists by Robin Stevenson

“Kids will be drawn in.”—Chicago Parent, on Kid Activists by Robin Stevenson
 
“The vivid details of each activist’s story, combined with vibrant illustrations, demonstrate that every civil rights hero and popular firebrand started out as children, just like the rest of us.”—School Library Journal, on Kid Activists by Robin Stevenson

“A great way to encourage kids who already love science to pursue their interests as well as to show kids who are not motivated by traditional schooling that there are many paths to greatness.”—American Scientist Magazine, on Kid Scientists by David Stabler
 
“For your budding astrophysicist, inventor, doctor, environmentalist, or mathematician, Kid Scientists will open her eyes with mini-bios of interesting and accomplished people.”— Terri Schlichenmeyer, The Bookworm Sez, on Kid Scientists by David Stabler
 
“Outstanding… Inspiring and entertaining.”—Booklist, starred review, on Kid Athletes by David Stabler
 
“A heartening reminder that 17 unconventional greats—not to mention all the rest—started out as children too.”—Kirkus Reviews, on Kid Artists by David Stabler
 
“Just like history class, only hilarious.”—Tim Federle, author of Better Nate Than Ever, on Kid Presidents by David Stabler
 
“Full of real information, but the author made it fun and funny.”—Michael, age 9, on Kid Authors by David Stabler

Table Of Contents

Table of Contents

PART 1 Tech Revolution
GRACE HOPPER: The Grand Lady of Software
STEVE JOBS: Love What You Do
BILL GATES: I’m Thinking!
RESHMA SAUJANI: Embracing Failure

PART 2 Seas, Skies, and Outer Space
JACQUES COUSTEAU: Breathing Underwater
WILBUR AND ORVILLE WRIGHT: The Brothers Who Wanted to Fly
WILLIAM KAMKWAMBA: Electric Wind
ELON MUSK: Electric Cars and Rockets to Mars

PART 3 Cracking Codes and Saving Lives
ALAN TURING: Code-Breaking Hero of World War II
HEDY LAMARR: A Double Life
JONAS SALK: An Instinct to Improve Our World
FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE: The Invention of Modern Nursing

PART 4 Trailblazers
MARIA MONTESSORI: Rethinking Education
MADAM C. J. WALKER: Craving the Beautiful
WALT DISNEY: Creating Happiness
ALVIN AILEY: All That Was Inside You

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