“The Amazing World of STEM” tells the story of Stuart Tyson Elmo Morgan – STEM – get it! Created by father and son co-authors, Nathaniel A. Turner and Naeem K. Turner-Bandele, the book is about a family of three out for a day of soccer. STEM makes a last-minute score to win the game and dad falls to the ground in pain while trying to prevent the win. The injury was just a slight fracture, but STEM feels personally responsible even though his dad reassures him it was not his fault. As a mailman, the father will be out of work for a while. This is when STEM’s creativity sets in and he uses his engineering and technology skills to remedy this situation. To find out what STEM does to create some income, you will have to read the book.
Through this tale of STEM and his parents, with illustrations by Keva M. Richardson; young readers will be able to see themselves reflected, challenged, and encouraged to solve problems. The warm, loving interaction and dialogue begins on page one and maintains its tone until the last page.
The subliminal message of STEM, this time the reference refers to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics hits the mark while entertaining and exposing children to a world of possibilities. STEM fosters positive role models, inviting young readers to enter its world. Along the way, diversified racial and gender groups are vividly portrayed.
While this book competes with hand-held electronic devices for the attention of young readers it should be required reading in schools. STEM may even expose these same young readers to a career path that shows them how to create those same hand-held electronic devices. It is also a great book for parents who read bedtime stories to their young children.
To find out more about Nathaniel Turner and his other publications like “The League of Extraordinary Parents,” go to: nathanielaturner.com or connect with him on Instagram: @Supamans_Dad