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5 Terrific STEAM Kid's Books with Diverse Characters


We’ve put together a list of 5 of our favorite STEAM focused stories with diverse characters.
5 Terrific STEAM Kid's Books with Diverse Characters

It's hard to find stories with diverse characters and it only gets harder if you're looking for STEAM related books. We’ve put together a list of 5 of our favorite multicultural children’s books that feature characters enjoying science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

 

Ada Twist, Scientist

This book is the gold standard in diverse picture books. Ada Twist is persistently curious and always searching for the reason behind the world she encounters. She isn't discouraged when her experiments yield unexpected results; she delightfully keeps at it and put her questions to the test. 

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Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist

A newer book on the scene, Shark Lady celebrates the life of Eugenie Clark a pioneer in marine biology. Clark was an ichthyologist, or fish scientist, who we probably have to thank for Shark Week. Her studies in shark behavior brought in a new era of understanding of these amazing creatures. This book is boldly illustrated and will have your kids dreaming of the beauty of the sea. 

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How Much is a Million?

A classic kid's book from 1985, How Much is a Million? brings numbers to life in a way children can understand and relate to. For example, how tall would a million kids be if they stood on each other's shoulders? Read the book to find out!

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I am Jane Goodall

Part of the outstanding Ordinary People can Change the World series, this fun and approachable biography picture book follows young Jane Goodall as she discovers her love for science, study, and experimentation. She is fascinated by nature and the mystery of why things happen. 

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Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions

Inspired by one of the most popular toys ever created, this book takes the accidental invention of the Super Soaker to larger than life proportions. It also subtly touches on the prejudice that Lonnie Johnson overcame as an African American inventor during the 1960s. Read this book for a look inside the mind of someone who was always looking for what came next.

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Bonus! #6

Norman's Architecture Adventure

Norman is a young boy who wants to be an architect just like his mom.  Along the way he explores his imagination, meets new friends, and learns about the joy of architecture. At its core, Norman's Architecture Adventure is about how having an imagination is the greatest adventure anyone can have.

This book was inspired by our friend who is one of the youngest female African-American architects in the United States. We believe that by creating fun and approachable stories we can begin to change the narrative around diversity in all fields, not just architecture.

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