From the Set My Early Library
The My Itty-Bitty Bio series are biographies for the earliest readers. This book examines the life of NASA computer programmer and mathematician Dorothy Vaughan in a simple, age-appropriate way that will help children develop word recognition and reading skills. Includes a timeline, primary sources, and informative backmatter.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 1|
|Reading Level||Grade 1|
|ATOS Reading Level||1.4|
|Guided Reading Level||K|
|Publisher||Cherry Lake Publishing|
|Available Formats||Reinforced book (9781534107113), Paperback (9781534108103), PDF (9781534109094), ePub (9781534122062), Hosted ebook (9781534120082), Kindle (9781534121072)|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Dimensions||8.25 x 8.25|
|Graphics||Full-color illustrations, Full-color photographs, Historical photographs|
School Library Journal - Dorothy Vaughan
Grades K-1 These short biographies are a gift to kindergartners everywhere. The text is informative and the biographies are compact and interesting. STEM providers can use these books to spark interest in women in the science and mathematics fields. Parents who viewed the film Hidden Figures will be familiar with the groundbreaking work of the African American women portrayed here and will want to share the information with their children. All of the women discussed in this series are to be emulated and are real role models and heroes for young readers. The books all include a similar format and are all told in the first person, allowing readers to feel as if the heroine is talking directly to them. Real photographs appear throughout and there is so much to be learned from each woman’s personal story. This is an inspiring series, and this librarian hopes it will continue with more real-life success stories. Glossary. Index. Table of Contents. Timeline. Sandra Kitain, Educational Reviewer, Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania. Highly Recommended.
Author: Virginia Loh-Hagan
Dr. Virginia Loh-Hagan was born in the luckiest of all years, the Year of the Dragon. She’s an author, university professor, curriculum designer, and former elementary school teacher. She was inspired to write this story after doing author visits. Her young audiences wanted to know more about Chinese New Year! She lives in San Diego with one well-trained husband and two very naughty dogs.
Illustrator: Jeff Bane
- My Story