“Tracey, Theme Park Designer,” the latest book in the Look Up kids book series, introduces kids to a woman who uses her unique way of thinking to turn art into theme park experiences families love.
The nonfiction biography series from award-winning “American Girl” author Aubre Andrus invites eight- to 12-year-old kids into the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (S.T.E.A.M.) by introducing diverse female role models in S.T.E.A.M. careers through a combination of biographical content, actionable advice, and hands-on activities.
In “Tracy, Theme Park Designer,” young readers learn how Tracey blends art and science to create theme park attractions, and then follow a step-by-step process to create their own ride idea.
“I desperately wanted to be an Imagineer – and even mailed a letter to Disney Imagineering when I was 10,” Andrus told us. “’Tracey, Theme Park Designer’ […] teaches all about how theme park attractions are created […] it’s the book I wish I had when I was a kid.”
The goals of the Look Up series are to promote the following:
- Gender Equality – Close the gender gap in S.T.E.M. while normalizing women in S.T.E.M.
- Diversity – Highlight diversity in S.T.E.M.
- Scientific Thinking – S.T.E.M. activities encourage kids to take action and apply scientific principles to their everyday lives.
- Female Leadership – Introduce kids to modern role models who are educated career women, leaders, and explorers.
- Global Mindset – Encourage kids to be curious and kind, and to embrace differences.
Other titles in the series are “Amanda, Toy Engineer;” “Dr. Maya, Ice Cream Scientist;” “Zi, Video Game Developer;” and “Angella, Beauty Chemist.”
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