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Why You Should Back Grace From Outer Space

Jul 12 2013 - 4:03am

It's a fact: there aren't enough women in STEM fields [1], and Jenna Bryson thinks it's because there are too many princesses and not enough science-minded heroines. To get little girls interested in science, technology, engineering, and math, Jenna wrote a rhyming picture book with a female lead, called Grace From Outer Space [2].

Grace is the most adorable little space cadet with purple hair you ever did see — and she has just three days left on her Kickstarter campaign. Jenna hopes to publish the book and hire developers to create an iPad app, but she's got a long way to go. Here are a few reasons why you should back Grace From Outer Space:

Can this little female astronaut give young girls the astronomy role model they need? Only one way to find out. As of this writing, the project has only reached about 10 percent of its goal. So if you'd like to see Grace come to life, then give generously.

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