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A children’s book tackling stereotypes in STEM, by sharing the colorful stories of 26 diverse women from an astronomer to zoologist.
A children’s book tackling stereotypes in STEM, by sharing the colorful stories of 26 diverse women from an astronomer to zoologist.
163 backers pledged $8,087 to help bring this project to life.
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Everyday Superheroes: Women in STEM Careers (Book)

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Contents of Everyday Superheroes Kickstarter

  • The Problem in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • A Solution
  • Everyday Superheroes (About the Book)
  • How You Can Help and Rewards
  • Our Goals
  • Preliminary Reviews of Everyday Superheroes 
  • About the Authors and Illustrators
  • Risks and Challenges
7th Grader Drawing of a Scientist and Vicky Leta MASHABLE
7th Grader Drawing of a Scientist and Vicky Leta MASHABLE

We want girls to be inspired towards STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers and encourage them to picture, imagine or draw themselves in STEM careers. 

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STEM Superhero: Dr. Lisa White, Paleontologist
STEM Superhero: Dr. Lisa White, Paleontologist
STEM Superhero: Sonia Lo, Vertical Farmer
STEM Superhero: Sonia Lo, Vertical Farmer
STEM Superhero: Vanessa Galvez, Civil Engineer
STEM Superhero: Vanessa Galvez, Civil Engineer

 Preliminary Reviews of Everyday Superheroes: 

This book is terrific! As the mother of a daughter and a son, it's something we will read together over and over again. I'm honored to be included and hope it can help convince more young people to go into these industries by piquing their interest early in their lives.

SUPERHERO Sonia Lo, Vertical Farmer

A riveting introduction to STEM careers for students. Every girl in the world can clearly see herself in at least one STEM Superhero and be inspired.

-Florentia Spires, National STEM Leader

A much awaited resource for parents and educators designed to guide learning and explore the world of the STEM fields. The Everyday Superheroes within these pages are real-world, accomplished professionals that all children can relate to and envision themselves as in their future. A must have book for every home and library! 

 - Nancy J. Watson, M.Ed., Director of STEM Professional Development and Programs  

This book is just what is needed to model to girls and boys alike that both males AND females play an integral role in making the world function and thrive. I appreciate this text for proving to our youth that superheroes do not exist solely in the pages of a book but rather among us.

-Megan Greene, Elementary Library Teacher

About the Authors and Illustrators:

Erin Twamley and Joshua Sneideman are educators and authors of STEM children’s books (reaching over 6,000 kids). Together, the authors engage the next generation of learners in protecting and creating a sustainable planet through STEM literacy. Reach the authors on Twitter @STEMSuperheros or email at stemsuperhero365@gmail.com to set-up an Author Encounter at your school. Tell them about your favorite STEM Superhero using #STEMSuperhero. 

A collaboration of powerful artists from around the world contributed to make these awesome Superhero profiles. Buyung Nugroho created the profile designs and the book cover and interior designs were created by Kim Morehead. We appreciate their detail and commitment to diversity in carefully crafting these illustrations to life.  

Previous author STEM publications include:

Our STEM Philosophy:

Be curious. Ask Questions. Observe the world around you. Imagine and design solutions. Problem-solve with data collection and analysis. Collaborate and communicate to make the world a greener and healthier place. These are all the superpowers of Everyday Superheroes highlighted in our book.  

Risks and challenges

Wise Ink, our experienced and awesome publishing company, is leading the way to get this book into kids hands. While there may be small delays in printing or delivery, our goal is to send your book in April 2019. This project is NO-RISK, the book will be published and mailed to you.

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    Pledge US$ 5 or more About US$ 5

    Observe: Follow STEM Superheroes

    Want to stay in tune with the STEM Superhero movement and have your contribution go towards a copy of Everyday Superheroes to a school? This is the pledge for you, at $5-$24 contributions, your contribution helps to change the faces of STEM careers -- so that more kids imagine and draw diverse faces in STEM careers. We will send you exclusive electronic updates on the launch and donations of the book.

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    Imagine: A SIGNED paperback copy

    See the 26 STEM Superheroes in action with your own SIGNED paperback copy of Everyday Superheroes. Your book will come with signatures from the authors and an inscription. Inscriptions can be made to YOU, a friend, grand kid, niece, nephew, daughter or son -- anyone!

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    • 1x signed and inscribed paperback copy of Everyday Superheroes!
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    Communicate: A book for you & a friend

    Share Everyday Superheroes with TWO paperback books -- one for your family AND one for a gift (or donate!). Designate your inscription and and leave us a note where you would want your gifted or donated book sent.

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    Problem Solver: School Superhero Kit

    Inspire future STEM superheroes with your purchase of a Superhero Kit for a school. We will send 1 hardcover book and bookmark library set to your designated school AND you will get a personal paperback copy of Everyday Superheroes. Books will be SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the authors.

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    • 1x signed and inscribed HARDCOVER copy of Everyday Superheroes
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    Collaborate: Support a Military School

    This Superhero Package supports our kids in military schools across our nation and overseas. This package shares the love of STEM and diverse faces with our US armed forces families. Books will be INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the authors and sent to military school libraries. We thank you for sharing your love for STEM with the next generation of superheroes in our armed forces families.

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Funding period

- (30 days)