See What You Can Be: Explore Careers That Could Be for You! (American Girl Library Series)

See What You Can Be: Explore Careers That Could Be for You! (American Girl Library Series)

by Diane Heiman, Tracey Wood, Liz Suneby
     
 

This book offers girls a sneak peek at a wide range of careers, from clothing designer and coach to animator and aerospace engineer. The book includes interviews with real career women and fun activities that girls can do to "try out" each career at home. After filling out the quizzes, puzzles, and journal pages, girls will have a book that's all about them - who

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This book offers girls a sneak peek at a wide range of careers, from clothing designer and coach to animator and aerospace engineer. The book includes interviews with real career women and fun activities that girls can do to "try out" each career at home. After filling out the quizzes, puzzles, and journal pages, girls will have a book that's all about them - who they are now and all that they may become.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Gwynne Spencer
It is amazing that kids are so woefully unaware of all the jobs that are available in the American economy. Of the 45,000 jobs that exist, they usually can name only 20. This cute little book aims to fix that problem, at least for girls (as you might expect from American Girl). The graphic design is super-jazzy with colored pages, photo-collage portraits of successful women in various job categories, and an easy-to read-typeface. While the text is aimed squarely at girls, the content is certainly wide-ranging enough to engage boys who might be lucky enough to find this in their libraries. First, an interest inventory quiz helps the reader zero in on her personality profile and propensities. The ensuing eight chapters expand on the possibilities, providing information about careers that tie to each of the personality types. Chapters are divided according to readers' likes of animals, food & cooking, math & puzzles, sports & fitness, art & music, computers, reading & writing, and science & nature; many examples jobs are provided in each category. Every page has a "Your Turn" activity to extend the learning with hands-on tasks kids will enjoy. If every school counselor in the country had a copy of this and every high school kid had access to a copy, chances are we would see a lot more enthusiasm for getting into the workplace to fulfill your destiny and make the world a better place, rather than just raking in those almighty dollars. There are similar high-school-aimed titles tied to the Occupational Handbook, which lists all the 45,000 jobs that exist, but none are as attractive and informative as this title. One caveat: This book is spiral-bound, so I am not sure how long its shelf lifewould be. Buy a couple of copies. You will be glad you did. Reviewer: Gwynne Spencer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593692773
Publisher:
American Girl Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Series:
American Girl Library Series
Pages:
108
Product dimensions:
6.57(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.33(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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