About the Book-Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty
Rosie may seem quiet during the day, but at night she’s a brilliant inventor of gizmos and gadgets who dreams of becoming a great engineer. When her great-great-aunt Rose (Rosie the Riveter) comes for a visit and mentions her one unfinished goal–to fly–Rosie sets to work building a contraption to make her aunt’s dream come true. But when her contraption doesn’t fl y but rather hovers for a moment and then crashes, Rosie deems the invention a failure. On the contrary, Aunt Rose inisists that Rosie’s contraption was a raging success. You can only truly fail, she explains, if you quit.
What this book teaches-Innovation
My review of the book:
This story is kind of a historical fiction about Rosie, the riveter – the scarf wearing fictional character with the slogan, “we can do it”, back during World War II. This slogan was seen across American factories and she brought hope to people in the United States, and women, that we can do this. This is a great story because Rosie, in the story, is an engineer, with lots of ideas and is very creative but she is made fun of by her family members for her creative ideas. Her wild aunt comes along and encourages her to continue to build on her ideas. A quote from the book that I really loved is “Life might have its failures, but this was not it. The only true failure can come if you quit”. This story teaches growth mindset and that what might seem as a failure can actually be a wonderful learning experience.
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