Ara the Star Engineer

Komal Singh
Ages 6-8
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This is a STEM book and more! An inspiring, inclusive, whimsical way to learn about computers and technology from real-life trailblazers.

 

Ara is a young girl who loves BIG numbers. She wants to count all the stars in the sky… but how? This is an upbeat adventure of Ara and her sidekick droid, DeeDee (“Beep!”). They use smarts and grit to solve a BIG problem and discover an amazing algorithm! A quest that takes them through a whirlwind of intriguing locations at Innovation Plex -- Data Centre, Ideas Lab, Coding Pods, and X-Space. Along the way, they encounter real-life women tech trailblazers of diverse backgrounds, including a Tenacious Troubleshooter, an Intrepid Innovator, a Code Commander, and a Prolific Problem Solver. They tinker-and-tailor, build-and-fail, launch-and-iterate, and in the end discover an amazing algorithm of success -- coding, courage, creativity, and collaboration (“Beeeeep!”).

 

Read the book, download hands-on activities, follow further learning resources. Experience the story in immersive ways never done before… coming soon!

Ara is making a splash with industry CEOs and best-selling kids authors.

 

“‘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!” - Geena Davis, Founder and Chair, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media 

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About the author

 Komal Singh is a techie by day and a storyteller mom by night - one who loves coding and cupcakes, data crunching and day dreaming, pottery making and program planning.  She was inspired to write this book when a hypothesis put forth by her 4-year old daughter stunned her: “Engineers are Boys”. Singh is passionate about using technology as an enabler and an equalizer for all. She takes part in kids’ coding clubs, sits on hackathon judge panels, and volunteers with nonprofits on technology development. Komal grew up in India and studied Computer Science at Delhi University and later moved to Canada to complete her Masters’ degree in C.S from Simon Fraser University. She has worked as a software engineer with tech consulting firms and is currently an Engineering Program Manager at Google. Komal lives in Waterloo, Canada, with her husband and two little kids.

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Additional Information

Publisher
Komal Singh
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Published on
Oct 16, 2018
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Pages
48
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ISBN
9781989025192
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Computers & Digital Media
Juvenile Fiction / Girls & Women
Juvenile Fiction / Science & Technology
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Content protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Read aloud
Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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