Path To The Stars: My Journey From Girl Scout To Rocket Scientist

ISBN-10: 1328809560
ISBN-13: 9781328809568
Author: Acevedo, Sylvia
Interest Level: 5-7
Publisher: Harper Collins

Publication Date: September 2018

Copyright: 2018

Page Count: 320

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Interest Level

Grades 5-7

Reading Level

Guided Reading: X
Lexile: 960L
Accelerated Reader Level: 6.1
Accelerated Reader Points: 9.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology

JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / Hispanic & Latino

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.