Monday, May 20, 2019

Bibliophile's Corner

How To Become An
Accidental Genius
by Elizabeth MacLeod & Frieda Wishinsky

Flap Copy Description:
Don't be afraid to try! Make connections! Be persistent! Ask questions and never take no for an answer! Learn the secrets and amazing stories of successful inventors!

How to Become an Accidental Genius is full of inspiring tales of famous and lesser-known inventors who have changed the world, from George Washington Carver, Mary Anderson (inventor of the windshield wiper) and inventor and actress Hedy Lamarr to Frank Epperson (of Popsicle fame) and Mary Sherman Morgan (The Woman Who Saved the U.S. Space Race). Readers will be amazed at the inventiveness of these geniuses. The book focuses on inventors from North America but includes stories from around the world. Organized into eleven chapters that highlight the qualities inventors have in common, the book also features profiles of inventive kids and teenagers.

My Thoughts:
Accidental Genius is a non-fiction book that belongs in the hands of every young person! Each of its eleven chapters deals with one necessary principle for children to become a creative and curious person, and maybe even an inventor. I found the 127 page book to be super inspirational for my own journey as a writer of children's books. I highly recommend Accidental Genius to readers of all ages!

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