We are proud to be conducting a national book publicity tour for Ara the Star Engineer, by Komal Singh and other thinkers and tinkers at Google.
Komal, a Google engineering program manager, was taken aback when her four-year old daughter proclaimed, “Engineers are boys.” So she decided to do something about it: team up with peers and leaders at Google to bust that bias for all kids.
The result is an appealing, timely children’s picture book. Ara the Star Engineer, published by Page Two Books, will be released this fall to coincide with the International Day of the Girl Child.
- Geena Davis, Founder and Chair, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media: “We’ve always said ‘If she can see it, she can be it’. With this story, girls can see leaders and be inspired to become one. A book for all ages and genders!”
- Debra Sterling, CEO of GoldieBlox: “The world needs more girls in tech and curious, young Ara provides a delightful entry point. This book is a beautifully illustrated adventure highlighting diverse, real-life engineer role models sure to inspire future STEM stars.”
- Eric Schmidt, Former Executive Chairman and former CEO of Google: “Ara and her friends are more than just characters; they are models for girls and boys to follow, if they are curious about the world–and want to build a better one.”
- Hadi Partovi, CEO of Code.org: “Ara’s story can inspire a whole new generation of girls to become engineers, coders, or computer scientists. Our world needs more girls like Ara.”
- Linda Liukas, Author of “Hello Ruby” book series: “Stories help us understand ourselves, each other and the world around us. In a more and more technical world we need stories like Ara’s to help us bring up the next generation of problem solvers.”
- Rachel Ignotofsky, Author of “Women in Science” and “Women in Sports”: “This book is beautifully drawn and supports a great cause! It is so important to encourage our young girls to become leaders in STEM fields– and this book does just that. A great bedtime story for any little engineer-to-be.”
All profits from the book sales will be donated to charities encouraging women’s and girls’ participation in STEM fields. This book is not an official Google product but a grassroots, passion project of Google employees in their personal capacity striving for an equitable future for all girls.
We look forward to promoting this exceptional and vital children’s book.
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