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Girls Can Be Engineers
We believe it is important to introduce girls to STEM fields and encourage them to pursue their dreams in these fields. We also recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion in STEM, and are committed to promoting opportunities for girls of color in particular.
With our signature publication, "Girls Can Be Engineers," we aim to inspire and empower young girls to follow their passions and believe in their ability to succeed in STEM fields.
Our story stars a young girl named Hannah who is in search of a career for her school's upcoming Career Day. Each time she chooses a career, such as a veterinarian, pilot, and archeologist, she becomes discouraged because her chosen careers seem to be only for boys. With the help of her mother, a structural engineer, she learns she can do anything despite her gender.
"Girls Can Be Engineers" is available in English, Spanish, and French at Amazon. The European Portuguese translation will be available Fall 2023.
what readers are saying:
"Jamila, thank you for your authorship! As a proud Black American aunt at this time in history, I became excited to learn of a new title to pass on to my family, specifically to my girl nieces! The illustrations are so inviting. The story line is strong and encouraging. The flow and words are easy enough for lower to upper elementary…it can be enjoyed in personal reading as well as for class sharing, and that’s again and again!! Thank you!
Aunt & Teacher
This book is excellent for elementary and middle schoolers. I will be using the Spanish edition of this book in my Spanish class. I teach K-8 and this is a great way to teach students about different jobs using the Target Language (Spanish). I also have the English version which I'm planning to read it after the Spanish edition so students really understand the content. It's so interesting that when I was a child, I always thought that girls could do the same type of work as boys and this book answers those questions I had. This is a dream for those girls who think they can do any type of job. Very interesting story. Thanks
I have not read this book, but the person I gave it too as it arrive just in time for bedtime book selection at our home wanted me to say to the author …… and I quote “ Girls Can Do anything”… that’s my Daughter. Thank you for this book. Namaste 🙏🏼
Why Girls In STEM Matter
In today's world, it is important to introduce girls to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields at a young age. Studies have shown that gender stereotypes significantly impact career choices, with around 70% of individuals in 34 countries associating STEM professions with being more suitable for men than for women (UNGEI, 2021; University of Virginia, 2009).
Additionally, perceptions and gender bias can play a role in children's professional aspirations, with children's textbooks often disproportionately portraying STEM characters as males. In the United Kingdom and China, 87% of STEM characters are male, while in India this number reaches 94% (Perasso, 2017).
Ensuring that girls and women have equal access to STEM education and careers is important for both human rights and scientific reasons. From a human rights standpoint, everyone should have the opportunity to pursue the career they want, regardless of their gender. From a scientific perspective, including women in STEM fields can improve the overall quality of outcomes in these fields, as diverse perspectives can bring new ideas, reduce bias, and lead to more thorough and reliable knowledge and solutions.
At J.H. Lindo, we believe in the power of representation and the impact it can have on a child's dreams and aspirations. Our book, Girls Can Be Engineers, is a solution to the lack of representation of female and minority engineers in children's media. By introducing young girls to diverse role models in STEM fields, we hope to inspire them to pursue their passions and break through gender stereotypes. By promoting gender equality in STEM, we can foster economic growth, reduce levels of poverty, and improve global access to quality education. We are committed to using our platform and resources to make a positive impact in the world and promote diversity and inclusion in STEM.
"I can be anything I want and I should not let other people discourage me"
Ann, a student in Kenya
To contribute to our mission of diversifying children's literature and introducing children to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), we have donated over 350 copies of "Girls Can Be Engineers" to children's hospitals, after-school programs, shelters, and organizations focused on promoting children's literacy across the world.
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Welcome to J.H. Lindo, a captivating children's media company dedicated to celebrating the wonders of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) exploration. Our mission is to empower children to dream big, fostering their innate curiosity and inspiring them to contribute to a more inclusive world.
At J.H. Lindo, we believe in the transformative power of education and imagination. We understand that young minds are filled with boundless potential, and we strive to unlock that potential by providing engaging content and enchanting storytelling that ignites a passion for STEM. We want to empower children to embrace their unique talents and interests, breaking down barriers and stereotypes that may hinder their dreams.
Our media offerings, ranging from books to classroom resources, serve as a gateway to discovery and learning. We are committed to excellence and authenticity, ensuring that our materials are not only educational but also captivating and enjoyable. We believe that learning should be a joyful experience that sparks curiosity and fuels lifelong learning.
We envision a future where children not only possess the knowledge and skills to thrive in STEM fields but also embody empathy and understanding. By fostering inclusivity and promoting diverse perspectives, we aim to create a more equitable society. We believe that every child, regardless of their background or gender, deserves to feel inspired and empowered to pursue their dreams.
Join us on this exciting journey as we inspire the next generation of thinkers, innovators, and problem solvers. Together, we can create a world where STEM becomes a realm of endless possibilities and where children's imaginations are nurtured to make a positive impact on the world.
Jamila H. Lindo was born in Jamaica and grew up in both London and New York City. She holds a Bachelor of Science in
Civil Engineering with minors in Environmental Engineering and Religious Studies. In addition, she holds a Master of Science from Columbia University in Construction Administration.
As a young professional, Jamila has found herself as the only woman of color in what at first seemed to be unimaginable spaces: from being an engineer in one of the largest transportation projects in the United States to being a problem solver at the top technology companies in the world. She wants to remind children that all things are possible.
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