The Bursting Bookshelf Blog Tour: Marisol: A Little Girl With A Big Dream & Adam Baum: The Autistic Engineer (Grow with STEM Series) by LaTanya Brooks

Brooks’ goal is to design books that inspire children, especially at-risk children, to pursue STEM-related careers. Traditionally male oriented, STEM careers are often viewed as careers that are not pursued by women, much less minority women. She also feels it is important to eliminate some of the handicapping implicit biases people unconsciously impose on themselves and others. Brooks continues to promote STEM awareness to create a more diverse STEM community.

“I design books that inspire children,especially at-risk children, to pursue STEM-related careers. I also feel it is important to eliminate some of the handicapping implicit biases people unconsciously impose on themselves and others. I will continue to promote STEM awareness to create a more diverse STEM community.”

I believe that this book will appeal to readers because it is relatable, motivational and encouraging. STEM is an exciting, hot topic that is essential to 21st century learning. For teachers and parents, there are follow-up questions that assess children’s comprehension and emphasize the importance of an open dialogue between parents or teachers and kids.

Marisol: A Little Girl with a Big Dream

Marisol: A Little Girl with a Big Dream is written to help young children and their parents realize that great possibilities are limitless. LaTanyas goal is to design books that inspire children, especially at-risk children, to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering (STEM related careers). Traditionally male oriented, STEM careers are often viewed as careers that are not pursued by women, much less minority women. She also feels it is important to eliminate some of the handicapping implicit biases people unconsciously impose on themselves and others. LaTanya continues to promote STEM awareness to create a more diverse STEM community.

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Adam Baum: The Autistic Engineer

Adam Baum: The Autistic Engineer is cleverly written and inspires children of all abilities to pursue STEM careers. Adam realizes his differences makes it difficult for him to make friends, as other kids tease him by pointing, laughing and calling him Atom Bomb. Things began to change, one day…The story is captured by vivid illustrations that engage the reader from start to finish. The book also features reading comprehension questions to reinforce the lessons in the story.

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What are readers saying?

“LaTanya is both an educator and author ofexcellence, with a heart full of compassion and concern for our students,she diligently works to connect with them and guide them to their dreams.Her book will inspire all of our students to strive toward their highestpotential.”

–Dr. Parrish, School Counselor

Marisol is an excellent book that encourages kids to to follow their dreams. Children will certainly make self-to-text connections with this book. –Gracie Garcia, Deepark, TX Educator

Highly recommend her book for every single little girl in Houston and beyond!!!–Krystal Perkins, HISD Magnet School Coordinator

“Marisol is a wonderful book, and I am lucky enough to have an autographed copy. I encourage all of you to buy it. I am going to use it with my students, and I know they will love it.” –Barbara Wheat, HISD Reading Interventionist

“Marisol” is a quintessential book that will inspire students to strive for excellence. I strongly recommend this book for any child. –Laura Guevara, Parent

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