STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) topics can be a bit dry without a story to give readers an emotional connection to the people, animals, and natural wonders behind them. STEM Stories explores the intersection of STEM and narrative nonfiction as an exciting way to engage young readers through storytelling.
Sy writes for adults and children, for print and broadcast, in America and overseas in an effort to reach as wide an audience as possible at what she considers a critical turning point in human history. Her 26 books for both adults and children have garnered many honors. The Soul of an Octopus was a 2015 Finalist for the National Book Awards. The Good Good Pig, her memoir of life with her pig, Christopher Hogwood, is an international bestseller. Her latest book, a national bestseller, is How To Be A Good Creature: A Memoir in 13 Animals.
She will do Speed Critiques of manuscripts.
Anita Sanchez is an award-winning writer of environmental science books for children and adults. She is fascinated by the unloved plants and animals of the world, from poison ivy to tarantulas, and loves to tell their stories. Her newest book is Rotten! Vultures, Beetles, and Slime: Nature’s Decomposers.
By day, Richard Ho is an editor for BrainPOP, an online K-12 educational resource for students. By all-times-other-than-day, Richard is a children’s book author who explores out-of-this-world topics such as Mars through his picture books. Red Rover will be published this fall by Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan.
Anita Silvey writes about scientists who travel to all the corners of the earth – Jane Goodall (Untamed), Birute Galdikas (Undaunted), and botanists (The Plant Hunters)—to pursue science with passion and obsession.
Moderator: Nancy Castaldo
Nancy Castaldo has written books about our planet for over 20 years. Her research has taken her all over the world from the Galapagos to Russia and she loves sharing her adventures with her readers. Her latest is BACK FROM THE BRINK: Saving Animals from Extinction. Other books include SCBWI Crystal Kite recipients BEASTLY BRAINS: Exploring How Animals Think, Talk, and Feel and SNIFFER DOGS: How Dogs (and Their Noses) Save the World.
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