Sunday, March 20, 2016

Ten inspirational STEM girls in teen literature

Christiane Dorion is a children’s author and expert in education for sustainable development. One of her ten most inspirational STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) girls in teen literature, as shared at the Guardian:
3:59 by Gretchen McNeil

Josie Byrne and her scientific dreaming leads to a double life. For Josie, teenage life is pretty tough so far. Her parents are divorcing, she’s struggling in physics at school and she feels like she is becoming detached from her boyfriend. However, when she gets some shut eye at night, she dreams of a polar life. One exactly like her own but better and… she dreams about Jo. Josie and Jo realise that they are doppelgängers living in parallel universes that overlap every twelve hours at exactly 3:59. Josie is intrigued by this other life but there’s a chance she’ll be trapped there when the portal seals. Thank goodness she’s got a sharp, analytical brain because that is certainly needed in order for her to make a home run. Perhaps her next physics lesson won’t be so tough after all!
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue