AUTHOR AND FOUNDER OF GROW WITH STEM AND NEXTLEVEL BOOK PUBLISHING RECOGNIZED AS HIDDEN GEM
(ENSPIRE SHE DID THAT!) EDUCATOR AND CHILDREN’S AUTHOR LATANYA BROOKS IS EMPOWERING YOUNG PEOPLE FROM UNDERREPRESENTED GROUPS TO PURSUE STEM CAREERS
ENSPIRE Contributor: Sophia Kang
A Houston educator is taking a creative approach to raising STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) awareness in her own classroom and beyond. LaTanya Brooks launched her ongoing children’s book series, Grow With STEM, in 2017 to inspire curiosity about STEM among students of color and students with disabilities—two groups significantly underrepresented in the STEM industries. So far, the series includes two books: Marisol: A Little Girl with a Big Dream and Adam Baum: The Autistic Engineer.
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