In this piece, I discuss the way STEAM focused literature can help guide students into the world of STEAM. Through books, kids can see themselves doing STEAM focused careers, helping to make it more accessible even to groups still underrepresented in many technical fields. STEAM in children’s literature can also help students navigate important skills, such as the design process and learning how to have a growth mindset.

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Michelle Mohrweis is a middle school robotics and engineering teacher in Arizona. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelors in Education, and has been teaching for seven years. She is an advocate for STEM in schools, and is currently a Space Foundation Teacher Liaison and a member of Space Center Houston's Space Educator Crew. When not in the classroom, she writes MG contemporary books about girls in STEM.

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