Computer Engineer Ruchi Sanghvi
From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios
Have you ever scrolled through a news feed on Facebook? Ruchi Sanghvi helped design this and other Facebook features. She joined Facebook—then a small Silicon Valley startup company—after moving from India to the United States to study computer engineering. With her help, Facebook quickly became one of the largest social networking sites in the world.
Sanghvi was the first female engineer at Facebook, and it wasn’t easy blazing a trail for women in her field. But nothing stopped her from following her dreams. Her contributions at Facebook helped connect people from around the globe. Even women from Sanghvi’s home country of India used Facebook to speak out for equal rights. Discover how this young female immigrant became a top-notch engineer who changed the tech world forever.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, STEM, STEM: Interdisciplinary|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™, LernerClassroom|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Reading Counts! Level||5.5|
|Text Type||Narrative Nonfiction|
|BISACS||JNF012040, JNF061010, JNF007090|
|Dimensions||7 x 9|
|Guided Reading Level||U|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.3|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||170512|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, Timeline, and eSource|
- Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
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School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
“[I]nformative and inspiring series….Highly recommended, especially where current biographies, particularly of those involved in STEM careers, are needed and requested; strong supplemental reading for science classes, too.”―School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
Author: Laura Hamilton Waxman
Laura Hamilton Waxman lives in Minnesota and has written many nonfiction books for young readers.
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STEM Trailblazer Bios
Read about the life stories and significant contributions of some of today’s most accomplished figures in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields. Narrative nonfiction text explores key details from each person’s life, often… View available downloads →