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Books and Bridges, Inc. offers free reading curriculums to go along with some of our most-read picture books. 

Geared toward elementary ages, each resource includes activity worksheets for students, and a corresponding lesson plan for teachers. 


Rosie Revere, Engineer

By Andrea Beaty


Rosie Revere dreamed of becoming a great engineer. Where some people see rubbish, Rosie sees inspiration. Alone in her room at night, shy Rosie constructs great inventions from odds and ends. Hot dog dispensers, helium pants, python-repelling cheese hats: Rosie’s gizmos would astound—if she ever let anyone see them.


Afraid of failure, she hides them away under her bed. Until a fateful visit from her great-great-aunt Rose (AKA Rosie the Riveter!), who shows her that the first flop isn’t something to fear—it’s something to celebrate. And you can only truly fail, if you quit.

~ Summary from book

Historical Note: The story took inspiration from the cultural icon Rosie the Riveter–a fictional character who represented working women during WWII.

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