Awesome Achievers in Technology: Super and Strange Facts about 12 Almost Famous History Makers

December 14, 2019 - Comment

Part of a super fun middle grade series, Awesome Achievers in Technology puts the spotlight on lesser-known heroes and their contributions in tech. Everyone has heard the name Steve Jobs, but what about Nolan Bushnell–Jobs’s boss before the invention of Apple, and the founder of the first major video game, Pong? Many of the most

Part of a super fun middle grade series, Awesome Achievers in Technology puts the spotlight on lesser-known heroes and their contributions in tech.

Everyone has heard the name Steve Jobs, but what about Nolan Bushnell–Jobs’s boss before the invention of Apple, and the founder of the first major video game, Pong? Many of the most relevant figures in tech history have remained in the shadows, but not any longer! From Alan Katz’s new Awesome Achievers series, Awesome Achievers in Technology gives kids a look behind the scenes at 12 lesser-known inventors whose contributions to tech are personally relevant to their lives today. Each figure is given a traditional biography but is also subject to Katz’s unique brand of silliness, with humorous elements such as imagined poems, song lyrics, and diary entries by and about the not-so-famous figure accompanying each bio.

Spot illustrations throughout add to the lighthearted and appreciative humor each figure receives. Reluctant readers and budding tech enthusiasts alike will delight in this imaginative and engaging introduction to a new series of laugh out loud biographies.

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Anonymous says:

Curious kids that love humor and jokes will enjoy this biography series! I received a free physical copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.Awesome Achievers in Science includes 12 biographies of ‘almost famous’ persons who have changed the world with their scientific contributions, paired with fun illustrations as well as humorous anecdotes, jokes and more!The ‘almost famous’ scientific persons include Dr. Henry Hiemlich who set out to find a way to help people who are choking,Dr…

Anonymous says:

Everyday heroes that changed the world. Sometimes when you are looking for a hero you only have to look in your neighborhood, city or state. The heroes found within these pages have created technology that has changed the world. Nolan Bushnell is considered to be the father of electronic gaming. Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney partnered to create Computer Space, the first commercial video game in 1970. They also created Space Invaders and Pac-Man.When Marie Van Brittan Brown was home alone and concerned about her safety she…

Anonymous says:

Entertaining and briefly informative. The twelve short bios in this book focus on the technological contributions of some lesser known individuals. I enjoyed reading about people such as Adam Cheyer and Dag Kittlaus who developed SIRI, Mr. Nils Bohlin who created the three-point seat belt, and Mary Anderson who invented windshield wipers. Each short bio gives a brief description of the individual followed by information about how he/she came up with the invention or technology for which he/she is known. After that Katz throws in…

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