Visiting Author for Schools: Sylvia Acevedo

Sylvia Acevedo

Tuesday, September 11 (afternoon only) and Wednesday, September 12 (morning and afternoon). (PLEASE INDICATE YOUR DATE & TIME PREFERENCES.)

Sylvia Acevedo

Sylvia Acevedo has worn many hats: engineer at IBM, rocket scientist at NASA, award-winning entrepreneur, businesswoman, commissioner on the White House Initiative for Education Excellence for Hispanics, and currently, CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA.

VIDEO: Meet Sylvia Acevedo

VIDEO: Girl Scouts’ Sylvia Acevedo On Being One Of First Females To Study Industrial Engineering | CNBC

ABOUT THE BOOK: Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist 
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.

30 minutes. Short chat about her life, how she overcame obstacles, and the importance of learning about science and technology.

Upper Elementary School and Middle School; grades 4-8

The publisher is requiring a minimum of 100. A max of 600.

Computer/laptop with PowerPoint and a USB outlet so she can plug a thumb drive into the computer/latpop with her presentation, projector, projector screen. And, a bottle of water.

#tatteredcover, @sylviaacevedo

Tattered Cover will design an order form that the school should distribute in advance of the author visit, and again on the day of the event to all student attendees. 

Link to share with students and their families to order Sylvia's books: Please make sure anyone ordering online includes the name of your school in the Notes section of the order and if they'd like to pick up the book from you at the school. Please DO NOT give a book to someone who says they ordered online unless they have the printed confirmation. PLEASE KEEP THIS! You'll need to include these confirmations when returning the leftover books so you won't be charged for them! If they do ask you for a book without a confirmation, just email us the name of the student and parent's name and we can check. DEADLINE: Online orders with SCHOOL PICK UP will only be available for one week after the school visit. Orders placed after that time will need to be picked up at one of our locations, or shipped.


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Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist Cover Image
ISBN: 9781328809568
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Clarion Books - September 4th, 2018

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Camino a las estrellas (Path to the Stars Spanish edition): mi recorrido de Girl Scout a ingeniera astronáutica Cover Image
By Sylvia Acevedo, Isabel Mendoza (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781328809575
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarion Books - September 4th, 2018