(as of Jan 24,2022 04:37:09 UTC – Details)
The Look Up Series is a NEW nonfiction series from award-winning American Girl author Aubre Andrus that invites girls into the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math while celebrating diverse female role models in STEAM careers today.
Meet Zi, a creator and artist who doesn’t work with paint, clay, or pencils… she works with code! As a video game developer, Zi uses technology to transform ideas into games that entertain people around the world. In this book, young readers will:
- discover how video game developers like Zi use art and science to express themselves—and learn how they can, too.
- find out how Zi turns an idea into a game then follow a step-by-step process to create their very own video game concept.
- learn why video games are still a new art form and how gaming is changing the world.
According to the International Game Developers Association, women make up only 24% of the video game industry. Each title in The Look Up Series is a unique blend of biography, activity content, and actionable advice and supports the ultimate goal of closing the gender gap in STEM careers. Parents and educators will enjoy the conversation starters, further resources, and additional educational downloads and videos found at thelookupseries.com.
From the Publisher
Make STEM a safe and welcoming space for girls. Close the gender gap in STEM while normalizing women in STEM.
Highlight diversity in STEM to provide ‘window’ and ‘mirror’ perspectives to all girls.
STEM activities encourage girls to apply scientific principles to their everyday lives and understand how science is used in the career world.
Introduce girls to ‘real’ modern role models who are educated career women, leaders, and explorers.
Encourage girls to be curious and kind, to embrace differences, and to think of the impact their actions can have around the world.
Write-in journaling activities encourage girls to immediately apply what they’ve learned while further resources encourage them to continue to grow.
Publisher:Adjective Animal Publishing (October 7, 2021)
Reading age:8 – 12 years
Item Weight:3.84 ounces
Dimensions:5.5 x 0.15 x 8.5 inches