|Path to the stars : my journey from Girl Scout to rocket scientist
Author: Acevedo, Sylvia
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.
|Accelerated Reader Information:
Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 6.10
Points: 9.0 Quiz: 196957
Kirkus Reviews (08/01/18)
School Library Journal (09/01/18)
The Hornbook (00/11/18)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 09/01/2018 Gr 5 Up—A gem of an autobiography. As a girl growing up in New Mexico in the 1950's, Acevedo recognized and confronted bias in many forms. She fought against the notions that girls should only become wives and mothers, and she strived to be a success in all aspects in her life: a focused student, a successful Girl Scout, a talented musician, and, above all, a young woman who never believed that her future was already written by someone else. Particularly touching is Acevedo's recollection of her mother's determination and dedication to her family: she acted as an advocate for her daughter's success even as she and Sylvia faced domestic abuse. The text is accessible, and the story of Acevedo's life touches upon a number of salient points for readers including racism, gender roles, and educational inequality. The importance of the Girl Scouts and of always being prepared resonates throughout. The author's experiences working as a rocket scientist are fascinating, though these recollections come at the very end of the book. VERDICT A great addition to memoir/biography collections.—Patricia Feriano, Montgomery County Public Schools, MD - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.