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Path to the stars : my journey from Girl Scout to rocket scientist

by Acevedo, Sylvia,

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 12 Libraries 12 of 12 copies
Available (12)
Location Collection Call #
Bridgeville Public Library Public Library Children's Non-Fiction JUV 92 ACE
Location  Bridgeville Public Library
Collection  Public Library Children's Non-Fiction
Call Number  JUV 92 ACE
CLP - East Liberty Children's Biographies j TA157.5.A24 2018
Location  CLP - East Liberty
Collection  Children's Biographies
Call Number  j TA157.5.A24 2018
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Biography j TA157.5.A24 2018
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Biography
Call Number  j TA157.5.A24 2018
Carnegie Library of Homestead Children Non Fiction J 369.46 Acev
Location  Carnegie Library of Homestead
Collection  Children Non Fiction
Call Number  J 369.46 Acev
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Childrens' Room j 369.46 ACE
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
Collection  Childrens' Room
Call Number  j 369.46 ACE
Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Non-fiction J 369.463 ACEVEDO
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-fiction
Call Number  J 369.463 ACEVEDO
Moon Township Public Library Juvenile Biography JB ACEVEDO Sylvia
Location  Moon Township Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Biography
Call Number  JB ACEVEDO Sylvia
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 92A ACEVEDO Ace
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 92A ACEVEDO Ace
Northern Tier Regional Library Juvenile J 369.463 ACEVE
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
Collection  Juvenile
Call Number  J 369.463 ACEVE
Northland Public Library Children's Biography J B ACEVEDO
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Biography
Call Number  J B ACEVEDO
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Non-Fiction j 369.46 A
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 369.46 A
Wilkinsburg Public Library Juvenile Nonfiction J 369.46 ACE SOLAR SYSTEM
Location  Wilkinsburg Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Nonfiction
Call Number  J 369.46 ACE SOLAR SYSTEM
The inspiring memoir for young readers about a Latina rocket scientist whose early life was transformed by joining the Girl Scouts and who currently serves as CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA.

A meningitis outbreak in their underprivileged neighborhood left Sylvia Acevedo's family forever altered. As she struggled in the aftermath of loss, young Sylvia's life transformed when she joined the Brownies. The Girl Scouts taught her how to take control of her world and nourished her love of numbers and science.
With new confidence, Sylvia navigated shifting cultural expectations at school and at home, forging her own trail to become one of the first Latinx to graduate with a master's in engineering from Stanford University and going on to become a rocket scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Simultaneously available in Spanish!
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Determined from the start, Sylvia Acevedo was destined to be successful. In her memoir, the CEO of the Girl Scouts gives credit to scouting for preparing her for a career as a rocket scientist. Sylvia was born in South Dakota, but her parents, a Mexican American father and a Mexican immigrant mother, moved the family to New Mexico. Although not wealthy, young Sylvia was comfortable among her Spanish-speaking family. As her mother moves the family multiple times in search of more prosperous neighborhoods, Sylvia begins to feel like an outsider on many fronts. Not only different from her Anglo classmates, she dreams of using her love of math and science to go to college rather than become the housewife expected by her Latino community. When she joins a Brownie troop, however, she finds friendship and realizes her talents. While Acevedo engages readers with stories of perseverance (such as boycotting home economics in favor of math), she never sugarcoats her family's struggles, including her sister's disabilities from meningitis and her father's domestic abuse. Briefly touching on her college education and career in engineering, she focuses instead on formative events in her childhood and adolescence. In the process, this appealing page-turner helps fill the void of biographies on Latina women. Girls, boys, scouts, nonscouts all will be inspired by Acevedo's story.--Angela Leeper Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Acevedo, Sylvia -- Juvenile literature.
Acevedo, Sylvia.
Girl Scouts of the United States of America -- Officials and employees.
Women engineers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Engineers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Hispanic American women -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Hispanic American scientists -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women engineers.
Women -- Biography.
Publisher Boston :2018
Language English
Description 309 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781328809568
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