Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist by Sylvia Acevedo. The inspiring memoir for young readers about a Latina rocket scientist whose early life was transformed by joining the Girl Scouts and who formerly served as CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA.
This is a SIGNED paperback of Sylvia Acevedo's inspiring autobiography, autographed especially for our council. Limited quantities available.
308 pages. Intended for reading levels 4th grade and up.
"While Sylvia Acevedo's friends played with dolls and dresses, she played with numbers and counted sidewalk squares in Spanish and English. Her loving mami couldn't guess where her daughter's curiosity would take her, but she supported Sylvia and helped her learn. And when Sylvia joined Girl Scouts, her troop leader encouraged her fascination with science and the stars.
Unconventional in her interests but determined to pursue them, Sylvia launched herself from the dirt streets of Las Cruces, New Mexico, to become one of the first Latinx to graduate with a master's degree in engineering from Stanford University. A barrier-breaking rocket scientist and more, she is now CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA.
With her signature warmth and encouragement, Sylvia shares her remarkable story in these pages."