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An Interview With Award Winning Author, Carmela Dutra

Hello everyone! We are ELATED to welcome you all to another episode of Reading with Your Kids Podcast and to discuss another important topic on today’s episode. It is no secret that women are largely underrepresented in STEM/STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) careers.

To bridge this gap by encouraging all children equally to become engrossed in STEAM, We knew one thing for sure: We wanted to talk to Carmela Dutra, author of an award winning book, Little Katie Goes to the Moon. Carmela is an award winning author, storyteller, illustrator, wife and mother. Exploring STEAM with Little Katie is the perfect read to making science and math courses fun and interesting not only help children to learn but might also plant the “seed of interest” that could grow into an exciting and rewarding STEAM career. Be sure to tune in & Join the adventure!

Carmela is very passionate about children’s literacy, which is the main reason she started writing. She believes that nothing is more magical for a child than being transported to a new world where they can explore and discover unknown things and Carmela is known for her frequent visits to classrooms in her community.

In addition to writing and illustrating, Carmela Dutra is also a professional photographer. Working with children is her passion! Whether she captures their whimsical nature through the lenses of a camera, or with her stories, she hopes to encourage children to find their own passion for reading and writing.

Little Katie Goes to the Moon

This book is a wonderful story filled with a fun adventure as Katie and her dog named Smudge take a trip to the moon. Set your imagination free, and take a walk on the moon side of things with Little Katie and Smudge! Discover why satellites are so important, explore information about spacesuits, imagine flying in a rocket ship, uncover facts about landing on the moon, and who landed on the moon first, and much more!

Stay tuned to learn more about Little Katie Goes to the Moon & what inspired Carmela to write this award-winning book. She also talks about importance of STEAM education, Inspiring and encouraging girls to consider STEAM pathways & upcoming books in the Little Katie series Listen and hear what Carmela Dutra thinks – you might be surprised!

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