The Science of Defying Gravity by L. G. Reed
ISBN: 9780985007447 (paperback)
ISBN: 9780985007454 (ebook)
ASIN: B08F3SY61J (Kindle edition)
Publisher: Keyes Canyon Press
Publication Date: September 9, 2020
The Science of Defying Gravity is a middle-grade STEM-based fiction. 11 yr old Cassie films her life. She loves movies and dreams of becoming a movie director in space. When her plans to go to Space Camp are derailed when her dad loses his job and she must win a science fair to earn a scholarship to attend. Spunk, a caring teacher, an engineering mentor and her friends keep her dream on track.
Contained within The Science of Defying Gravity is an actual science fair project, including tables and charts for kids to see. The project covers the four forces of flight—lift, thrust, gravity, and drag—which are embedded in the fictional story but are factually accurate and have been verified by working engineers and engineering students.
Praise for the Book
“Useful, entertaining, and encouraging; will inspire confidence and an appreciation of science.” Kirkus Reviews
“Tweens who enjoy making, building, and learning will get the most from this book about what it takes to become a scientist.” Booklife Reviews
Meet The Author
Author and publisher, L. G. Reed believes stories that provide an artistic or relationship story along with a science focus can be an effective way to hook girls into STEM, especially at the earliest ages. She targets middle school because research has shown that these years are crucial to establishing girl’s interest in STEM topics.
Reed’s background in science and technology came from her career as an aerospace engineer, and her latest book The Science of Defying Gravity reflects that. She insists, however, that the book isn’t just about science. It’s about perseverance and curiosity — because every kid has those traits. Her goal is to spark their interest and get them to think that science and tech is something they can do.
Reed’s debut novel, The Maiden Voyage of the Maryann won the Cygnus Awards 1st Place – Women’s Fantasy/SciFi category. Her second book, a middle-grade fantasy titled Sydney Porter: Dog Girl was an Amazon bestseller.
Adding to her writing, she is channeling her love of books and writers into Keyes Canyon Press, an independent publisher focusing on middle grade and young adult fiction, and poetry for all ages. Keyes Canyon Press seeks outstanding manuscripts that encourage reading and learning. Un-agented authors are encouraged to submit.
Connect to the author via her website, Facebook, Goodreads, and Twitter.
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