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Ara the Star Engineer

by Komal Singh and Ipek Konak
Hardback
Publication Date: 16/10/2018
RRP  $24.99 $23.25

Ara the Star Engineer is the story of an inspiring young girl who uses her smarts and grit to solve a big problem.

Ara loves numbers— BIG numbers. She wants to program her droid DeeDee (“Beep!”) to count all the stars in the sky, but she’s not sure how.

In this whimsical adventure, Ara visits Innovation Plex to enlist the help of four tech trailblazers — inspiring real-life engineers at Google who are today’s equivalents of Ada Lovelace and Katherine Johnson. With her new friends, she explores the algorithm of success: coding, courage, creativity, and collaboration. In the end, Ara discovers that the superpower of science and friendship can solve any problem, and be lots of fun. ('Beeeeep!')

Age range 5 to 7

ISBN:
9781989025055
9781989025055
Category:
General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
16-10-2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
Page Two Books, Inc.
Country of origin:
Canada
Pages:
40
Dimensions (mm):
258.32x260.1x13.21mm
Weight:
0.56kg

‘We’ve always said ‘If she can see it, she can be it.' With this story, girls can see leaders and be inspired to become one. A book for all ages and genders!’ Geena Davis, founder and chair of Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

‘Ara and her friends are more than just characters; they are models for girls and boys to follow, if they are curious about the world--and want to build a better one.’ Eric Schmidt, former Executive Chairman and former CEO of Google

‘This book is beautifully drawn and supports a great cause! It is so important to encourage our young girls to become leaders in STEM fields-- and this book does just that. A great bedtime story for any little engineer-to-be.’ Rachel Ignotofsky. Author of Women in Science and Women in Sports

‘Stories help us understand ourselves, each other, and the world around us. In a more and more technical world we need stories like Ara's to help us bring up the next generation of problem solvers.’ Linda Liukas. Author of the Hello Ruby series

‘Ara’s story can inspire a whole new generation of girls to become engineers, coders, or computer scientists. Our world needs more girls like Ara.’ Hadi Partovi, CEO of Code.org

‘The world needs more girls in tech and curious, young Ara provides a delightful entry point. This book is a beautifully illustrated adventure highlighting diverse, real-life engineer role models sure to inspire future STEM stars.’ Debra Sterling, CEO of GoldieBlox

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