To my happy surprise, this book was filled with science concepts, scientists, and believing in the possible. 🙂 Gosh, I needed some of that right now. Listening to the audiobook made me smile even more, because the reader captured the different characters so well–their worries, frustrations, and excitement. Many references to science and scientists were embedded in the story in a way that both provided background knowledge and hooked interest to wanting to learn more. I felt a little like Ellie, and I hope students will too, as they discover their own passion for science.
In addition to the science, this is also a story of growing older, of family relationships, of new and old friendships, and especially about life transitions.
Broad Science Connections
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