Who was Ada Lovelace? Are problems fun to solve? How can I build a really tall tower with plain boxes? These are the kinds of topics and stories that STEM-themed books tell. There is a grand selection of books in our public libraries, from biographies, to how-tos, to novels, with STEM as the central theme. Experts remind us that young readers identify with heroes in many ways, including reading about them, so a book may start a STEM career pathway, too.
Thanks to our friends at the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library for sharing this list of quality STEM reading.
Colleen Kelly, an elementary school teacher and enrichment specialist in Orchard Park schools supplied this personally curated list.