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Growing up in Las Cruces, New Mexico, Sylvia Acevedo realized her dreams and desires often diff ered from her peers. She wanted to fl y rockets, fi x cars, and play drums. Yet, as a young Mexican-American woman in the 1960s, Acevedo felt pressured by cultural expectations to conform to a more traditional role. In the Girl Scouts, Acevedo found a community that gave her the confi dence and skills to pursue her passions – all the way to becoming a rocket scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Her uplifting autobiography, Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist (Clarion, $17.99), will inspire a new generation’s bold dreams. Ages 9-12. Amy Dickinson and Cecilia Winter

Como niña en Las Cruces, Nuevo México, Sylvia Acevedo se dio cuenta de que sus sueños y deseos a veces diferían de sus compañeros. Quería volar cohetes, arreglar autos, y tocar la batería. Sin embargo, como joven mexicana-estadounidense en la década de 1960, Acevedo se sintió presionada por las expectativas culturales para conformar a un rol más tradicional. En Girl Scouts, Acevedo encontró una comunidad que le dio la confi anza y las habilidades para seguir sus pasiones, hasta convertirse en una ingeniera astronáutica en el Jet Propulsion Laboratory de la NASA. Su emocionante autobiografía, Camino a las estrellas: Mi recorrido de Girl Scout a ingeniera (Clarion, $17.99), inspirará los sueños audaces de una nueva generación. Edades 9-12. Amy Dickinson y Cecilia Winter

Camino a las estrellas (Path to the Stars Spanish edition): mi recorrido de Girl Scout a ingeniera astronáutica Cover Image
By Sylvia Acevedo, Isabel Mendoza (Translated by)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781328809575
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Published: Clarion Books - September 4th, 2018

Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328809568
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Published: Clarion Books - September 4th, 2018

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Every toddler on the move will appreciate the pairing of traditional nursery rhymes with transportation-themed illustrations in On the Go with Mother Goose (Candlewick, $8.99), edited by Iona Opie. From a little hen cruising by in her convertible to Mother Hubbard riding a scooter, illustrator Rosemary Wells has transformed classic verses with a gently comic touch. Ages 0-5.

On the Go with Mother Goose (My Very First Mother Goose) Cover Image
By Iona Opie, Rosemary Wells (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780763692148
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Published: Candlewick - September 12th, 2017

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Barney Saltzberg’s Twinkle, Twinkle, ABC (Phaidon, $12.95) likewise gives a twist to beloved rhymes with this mash-up of two well-known children’s songs. Fred Benaglia’s dynamic colorful illustrations of everything from a banjo-toting bear to a tutu-clad cow up the silliness ante and encourage reader interaction, giggles, and eventually goodnights. Ages 0-5.

Twinkle, Twinkle, ABC: A Mixed-up, Mashed-up Melody Cover Image
By Barney Saltzberg, Fred Benaglia (Illustrator)
$12.95
ISBN: 9780714875071
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Published: Phaidon Press - October 2nd, 2017

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