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We challenge  fellows to craft an illustrated children’s book that communicates science and wonder of a recent innovation.  Mentors work with them to assure scientific accuracy. 

Illustrations are created through green screen photography, original art by the author or guest illustrator, or a mixture of different media. Books are published through Lulu and available for purchase on Amazon and online sites. Profits from book sales are directed to charity.  

For example, Carter and Hoby wondered about genetics and cancer. They partnered with Dr. Emily Furbee of the Computation and Systems Biology Department at the University of Pittsburgh.  They did a lot of homework, created a preliminary draft, and spent a morning with Dr. Furbee in her lab trying to understand and explain her research in language children could understand. Their book, Fred the Fruit Fly Visits Dr. Furbee’s Lab, introduces kids to some difficult concepts of DNA through fun metaphors and an engaging story.  All profits from book sales are donated to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. You can buy the book through Lulu at https://bit.ly/2NeFOZ1 .  The boys not only made the clay figurines, worked with a parent artist with visions of drawings, used green screen photography, and even mastered a Picture to Cartoon software. Their message is important and inspiring.

 

Listen to the stories of other World Changers!

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