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The Bug Girl : A True Story

by Sophia Spencer

Synopsis

Real-life 7-year-old Sophia Spencer was bullied for loving bugs until hundreds of women scientists rallied around her. Now Sophie tells her inspiring story in this picture book that celebrates women in science, bugs of all kinds, and the importance of staying true to yourself. Sophia Spencer has loved bugs ever since a butterfly landed on her shoulder--and wouldn't leave --at a butterfly conservancy when she was only two-and-a-half years old. In preschool and kindergarten, Sophia was thrilled to share what she knew about grasshoppers (her very favorite insects), as well as ants and fireflies... but by first grade, not everyone shared her enthusiasm. Some students bullied her, and Sophia stopped talking about bugs altogether. When Sophia's mother wrote to an entomological society looking for a bug scientist to be a pen pal for her daughter, she and Sophie were overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response--letters, photos, and videos came flooding in. Using the hashtag BugsR4Girls, scientists tweeted hundreds of times to tell Sophia to keep up her interest in bugs--and it worked Sophia has since appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show, and NPR, and she continues to share her love of bugs with others.

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Book Information

Copyright year 2020
ISBN-13 9780525645931
ISBN-10 0525645934
Class Copyright
Publisher Random House Children's Books
Subject Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size 15 MB
Number of Pages 44
Length of Recording 1
Language ENG
Shelf No. ND218
Grade Range 0-3
Ages 4-8
Lexile AD580L
Curriculums Texas Education Agency: Featured Titles Trademarks