Rosie Revere, Engineer

13 Mar

17290220Another amazing option for this year’s summer reading program – Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts.  Rosie like to creates quiet and shy in class, but at night loves to create “gadgets and gizmos.”  But when Rosie’s Uncle Zookeeper Fred laughs at one of her inventions, Rosie becomes upset and keeps her inventing dreams to herself.  That is, until Rosie’s great-great-aunt Rosie (the Riveter) comes to visit.  Great-Great-Aunt Rose has one more goal on her list – to fly and little Rosie dares to dream about ways to make her aunt fly.  In the end, Great-Great-Aunt Rose teaches Rosie that a “great flop” is not the end of the world, but a chance to make it even better.

This is a great story to use for STEM programs with a  focus on building and engineering and the importance of persisting your passion.  It’s a great way to teach kids about a time in history and the important role women played during World War II.  I also loved reading this story because it has such a great rhythm and rhyme to it – it’s a lot of fun!  It’s also a great story for showing girls that they science is fun too!  I definitely plan on using this story during our summer reading program!

Title: Rosie Revere, Engineer
Author: Andrea Beaty
Illustrator: David Roberts
Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: 2014

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