A new children's book, Grace from Outer Space, is making headlines as a new way to get girls interested in STEM. Read our thoughts below. By the Editors
Want to get young girls interested in science and engineering? Read them a science children's book! Or so teacher, Jenna Bryson thought. Yet when she checked the shelves, she found that most science books were targeted towards boys. So she decided to write an adorable fictional storybook called Grace from Outer Space, which is about a little girl who lives in outer space and loves to explore.
Here are a few reasons why we love it: 1. Though fictional, the book is scientifically accurate. 2. It rhymes! 3. The title is catchy, and could easily become a household name, like Dora the Explorer or Bob the Builder. 4. Judging from the video, it appears that young girls love this character (as do we!).
Now, Bryson is launching a kickstarter campaign to turn this book into an interactive ipad experience. What do you think about Grace from Outer Space? Leave a comment!