Book event with Sylvia Acevedo, CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA

Calendar
Community Events
Date
09/08/2018 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location
MagLab, Room B101

Description

path to the stars coverWhat: Book event with Sylvia Acevedo, CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA and author of Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist

When: Saturday, September 8, 10 am and 12 noon (two identical sessions) Where: National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, 1800 E. Paul Dirac Drive, Tallahassee, FL, 32310

Ticket Info: Free and open to the public. Call Midtown Reader at 850-425-2665 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info.

Tallahassee’s local, independent bookstore—is thrilled to announce its upcoming author event with Sylvia Acevedo, CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA, at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (aka the MagLab) in Tallahassee, FL, Saturday, September 8 beginning at 10 am. Acevedo will speak about her new children’s book, Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist, aimed at readers aged 8-14. Books will be available on site for purchase and signing. The MagLab will host two identical, back-to-back sessions with Sylvia: one at 10 am and one at 12 noon. The event is free and open to the public.

Path to the Stars is an inspiring memoir for young readers about a Latina rocket scientist whose early life was transformed when she joined the Girl Scouts. A meningitis outbreak in their underprivileged neighborhood left Sylvia Acevedo's family forever altered. As she struggled in the aftermath of loss, young Sylvia's life was transformed when she joined the Brownies. The Girl Scouts taught her how to take control of her world and nourished her love of numbers and science.

With new confidence, Sylvia navigated shifting cultural expectations at school and at home, forging her own trail to become one of the first Latinas to graduate with a Master's in engineering from Stanford University, and going on to become a rocket scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She served on the White House Commission for Educational Excellence for Hispanics and is currently the CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA. Learn more about Sylvia online at sylviaacevedo.org and on Twitter @SylviaAcevedo.