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    STEM Trailblazer Bios
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    Lerner Publications
    Genre/Interest: Biographies
    Academic Subject: Science

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    ISBN-10: 1-4677-3281-8

    ISBN-13: 978-1-4677-3281-9

    Dewey: Varies
    Reading Grade Level: 4

    Interest Grade Level: 2 - 5

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    Read about the life stories and significant contributions of some of today's most accomplished figures in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields. Narrative nonfiction text explores key details from each person's life, often including the pivotal moment that led them to their STEM career. Encompassing the most diverse range of STEM professionals, this biography series is sure to engage young readers and perhaps inspire them to work toward their own STEM-related accomplishments!
    Titles included in this Series
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    978-1-4677-2456-2
    By: Anastasia Suen
    Do you spend hours tinkering with projects? Do you also love listening to and collecting music? So did inventor Tony Fadell. He combined two of his passions to create the iPod, the world's most popula...
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    978-1-4677-2457-9
    By: Patricia Wooster
    Have you ever watched a home video that went viral on the Internet? Then you've probably heard of the company YouTube.

    YouTube was created by Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim i...
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    978-1-4677-2458-6
    By: Anastasia Suen
    Do you like the challenge and adventure of video games? As Jane McGonigal was growing up, she had fun playing early video games. As an adult, she saw games as an outlet for problem solving and teambui...
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    978-1-4677-2459-3
    By: Marne Ventura
    Have you ever wished you could use technology to improve people's lives? Ever since he was a teenager, Sebastian Thrun wanted to build machines that helped people.

    So far, Thrun has de...
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    978-1-4677-2460-9
    By: Patricia Wooster
    Do you like to take pictures and share them online? Do you like to share comments on photos, places you've been, or articles? If so, you've probably heard of Flickr and other websites that Caterina Fa...
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    978-1-4677-2461-6
    By: Marne Ventura
    Have you ever stared into the night sky, full of stars and planets? As a kid, Neil deGrasse Tyson was star-struck when he first visited a planetarium. The universe was calling him.

    Tys...
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    978-1-4677-5790-4
    By: Matt Doeden
    Have you ever wondered how the universe began? Growing up, Brian Greene's father taught him to think about the world in different ways. Greene was curious about how it all worked. He set out to find a...
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    978-1-4677-5791-1
    By: Matt Doeden
    Are you a fan of computers? When Elon Musk was growing up, he taught himself computer programming so he could design his own games. As an adult, he set out to design much more complex tech inventions....
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    978-1-4677-5792-8
    By: Matt Doeden
    Do you enjoy snapping photos or taking movies of your adventures? So does Nick Woodman—but when he was growing up, most of his activities weren't camera-safe. Woodman was a diehard surfer. He co...
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    978-1-4677-5793-5
    By: Laura Hamilton Waxman
    Have you ever built a cool science project? In middle school, Aprille Ericsson won second place in a science fair. She knew she wanted to keep creating amazing science projects. As an adult, she becam...
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    978-1-4677-5794-2
    By: Laura Hamilton Waxman
    Have you ever scrolled through a news feed on Facebook? Ruchi Sanghvi helped design this and other Facebook features. She joined Facebook—then a small Silicon Valley startup company—after ...
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    978-1-4677-5795-9
    By: Laura Hamilton Waxman
    Have you ever solved a tricky puzzle? As kids, Joanna Kelley and her siblings had fun solving the math and science challenges their parents invented at the dinner table. Later, Kelly's love of science...
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    978-1-4677-9529-6
    By: Kari Cornell
    After earning degrees studying animal behavior, Danielle Lee wanted to share her love of science with young people. Through urban outreach she has brought budding scientists into professional labs. Sh...
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    978-1-4677-9530-2
    By: Kari Cornell
    When Diana Trujillo was little, working for NASA was her greatest dream. She loved to gaze at the stars in the sky. She also enjoyed math and art. Then she learned that engineers use math and...
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    978-1-4677-9526-5
    By: Kari Cornell
    Do you play computer games? If you do, you've probably played Minecraft. When Minecraft creator Markus Persson was young, he wasn't very interested in the games themselves. He was mo...
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    978-1-4677-9527-2
    By: Kari Cornell
    Do you have friends or family members who use Facebook? That social networking website is the brainchild of Mark Zuckerberg. He has helped Facebook grow into a company that has almost one and a half b...
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    978-1-4677-9531-9
    By: Kari Cornell
    Do you play video games? If you do, you've probably played a game designed by Shigeru Miyamoto. Miyamoto pioneered a new kind of game based on story and characters, rather than competition with other ...
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    978-1-4677-9528-9
    By: Kari Cornell
    Do you like to gaze at the stars? So did the young Stephen Hawking. Eventually, he turned his fascination with the night sky into a career of trying to figure out how the universe began and how it wor...
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    978-1-5124-0784-6
    By: Valerie Bodden
    Do you enjoy playing computer games or learning programming code? As a child, Ada Lovelace loved learning about math and science. As an adult, she used that knowledge to create the first computer prog...
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    978-1-5124-0786-0
    By: Valerie Bodden
    Do you enjoy performing experiments or studying how the universe works? Growing up in China, Chien-Shiung Wu enjoyed learning about science. As an adult, she earned her PhD in physics and made a disco...
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    978-1-5124-0790-7
    By: S. Wood
    Have you ever been vaccinated against a particular disease? As children, Pearl Kendrick and Grace Eldering both suffered from whooping cough, a life-threatening illness. As adults, they worked togethe...
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    978-1-5124-0785-3
    By: Andrea Pelleschi
    Have you ever taken something apart to see how it works? As a child, Grace Hopper took apart five alarm clocks in a row, trying to figure out how all the pieces fit together. As an adult, she joined t...
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    978-1-5124-0788-4
    By: Douglas Hustad
    Do you enjoy visiting animals at the zoo or playing with pets? As a child, Jane Goodall loved watching and interacting with animals. As an adult, she became a scientist working with chimpanzees in Afr...
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    978-1-5124-0789-1
    By: Jennifer Reed
    Do you love solving problems with mathematics? So did groundbreaking computer programmer Jean Bartik. She turned her passion for math into a successful career in what was then a brand-new field.
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    978-1-5124-0791-4
    By: Allison Lassieur
    While watching Star Trek on television as a child, Mae Jemison was certain she would one day visit space. As an adult, she made this dream a reality when she became the first black female NAS...
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    978-1-5124-0787-7
    By: Douglas Hustad
    Do you enjoy spotting wild animals in the forest? As a little girl, Rachel Carson loved to explore the woods near her house. As an adult, she became an ecologist who helped change national policy and ...
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    978-1-5124-3447-7
    By: Heather E. Schwartz
    As a kid, Lonnie Johnson liked to invent things. He often faced prejudice as an African American growing up in the segregated southern United States, but he eventually became an engineer for the US Ai...
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    978-1-5124-3448-4
    By: Katie Marsico
    Have you ever tried to invent something? As a child, Nikola Tesla saw a picture of a waterfall and imagined an invention that would turn the water's energy into electricity. Later, he invented the wat...
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    978-1-5124-3449-1
    By: Heather E. Schwartz
    When Ellen Ochoa was young, male American astronauts walked on the moon. But girls were not allowed to be astronauts. Girls didn't often study science either—but Ochoa didn't let that stop her. ...
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    978-1-5124-3450-7
    By: Domenica Di Piazza
    Have you ever watched video of astronauts walking on the moon? Margaret Hamilton programmed software that helped get them there. As a girl, Hamilton loved math and science. She grew up during a time w...
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    978-1-5124-3451-4
    By: Katie Marsico
    Have you ever used your imagination to solve a problem? When Albert Einstein was young, he was fascinated by the way magnetism made a compass work. As an adult, he used thought experiments to solve so...
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    978-1-5124-5703-2
    By: Heather E. Schwartz
    What do you want to be when you grow up? When Katherine Johnson was young, women weren't expected to go into the math and science fields. Johnson loved math, but she never thought she could be a mathe...
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    Awards for this Series
    Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
    Amelia Bloomer Project List
    Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
    Reviews in this Series
    School Library Journal
    "[N]atural companion texts for maker spaces. . . . Upbeat profiles of admirable STEM figures and fine additions to biography collections."—School Library Journal
    School Library Journal
    "[N]atural companion texts for maker spaces. . . . Upbeat profiles of admirable STEM figures and fine additions to biography collections."—School Library Journal