Classified: The Secret Career Of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer
  • Classified: The Secret Career Of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer
  • Classified: The Secret Career Of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer
  • Classified: The Secret Career Of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer
  • Classified: The Secret Career Of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer
  • Classified: The Secret Career Of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer
  • Classified: The Secret Career Of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer
ISBN: 1541579143
EAN13: 9781541579149
Language: English
Release Date: Mar 2, 2021
Pages: 32
Weight: 1.737243 lbs.
Format: Hardcover

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Book Overview

Mary Golda Ross designed classified airplanes and spacecraft as Lockheed Aircraft Corporation's first female engineer. Find out how her passion for math and the Cherokee values she was raised with shaped her life and work.

Cherokee author Traci Sorell and M tis illustrator Natasha Donovan trace Ross's journey from being the only girl in a high school math class to becoming a teacher to pursuing an engineering degree, joining the top-secret Skunk Works division of Lockheed, and being a mentor for Native Americans and young women interested in engineering. In addition, the narrative highlights Cherokee values including education, working cooperatively, remaining humble, and helping ensure equal opportunity and education for all.

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   Picture book biography introduces us to the country’s first Native American female engineer
There is no published book on Cherokee values, but they are ingrained in all Cherokee children. Mary Golda Ross learned these values and followed them throughout her life, as she achieved great success in her math classes, became a teacher and then an engineer. She later found time to recruit American Indians, especially women and young Americans, to enter the math and science fields. This first native American female picture book biography introduces us to the country's inspirational engineer, who, though her name is not well known, has made a huge contribution to our aeronautical history. The back matter of the book includes the four Cherokee values and a helpful author's note. It is a must have for elementary libraries.
 
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   Representation Matters
A native woman certainly does not fit that mold, but it did not matter to Mary Gold Ross. It is so rare to see books about native people working in STEM, yet it is so important for children to see themselves represented.
 
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   Biography about plane and space craft engineer Mary Golda Ross
The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer is a non-fiction picture book biography about a woman who followed her talents and dreams and made an enormous impact in the fields of air and space. At a young age, Ross dig deeply into math and science, defying gender expectations and achieving success, while staying true to her Cherokee values of gaining broad skills, working cooperatively, remaining humble, and helping others. Her contributions to the design of fast-flying planes led her to top secret work on spacecraft. Classified is an inspiring story about a woman who made a big difference not seeking notoriety, but blazed a trail for others.
 
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   Looking forward to sharing this with my children!
Previously, I did not know much about Mary Golda Ross, but found her story both relatable and inspiring as a woman engineer. I enjoyed reading about her Cherokee values and how they have shaped her life and the lives she touched.
 
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   inspiring picture book
Mary Gold Ross was born in the early 20th century and excelled in math at an early age. At Lockheed Martin, she was eventually hired as the first female engineer. Through it all, Mary continued to advocate for indigenous people and females to pursue interests in mathematics and science. This is a story that will inspire children of elementary age. It is a classic story of pushing the status quo to open new paths and possibilities.
 
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   A compelling biography
It breaks the journey of Mary Golda Ross as she laid barriers as a female and Native American engineer. At the beginning of the space program, Lockheed Martin was an engineer for Ross, the only female in her unit, working on satellites and other classified projects. Through hard work she made it to the top of her field and never forgot to help others. Her Cherokee values are woven throughout the story, showcasing how they helped her achieve. Fo Netgalley, thank you for an advanced copy in exchange for an unbiased review, is grateful.
 
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   First Women Engineers
Having recently read the story of the first postgraduate women engineer Damayant Hingorani Gupta and learning her challenges to this achievement, I was also interested in this story. Loved the story of not only the pioneer and first female engineer of Lockheed, but also all the Cherokee values she followed in learning skills, humility, sharing the credit with the team.
 
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   An inspiring story
Thank you Millbrook Press and the Lerner Publishing Group, Netgalley for a free digital copy for my review. An inspiring story of a Cherokee girl, then a woman rising through the ranks of male dominated spaces. I love a good woman in the STEM story and Mary Golda Ross is a woman we want to emulate and inspire young girls.
 
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