Kait's Bookshelf

The website of author Kaitlin Scirri

Books

Published Titles…

Misty CopelandMisty Copeland: Ballet Dancer
For Grades:
1-4
Publisher:
Cavendish Square Publishing, 2020

From the publisher: “As the first African American woman to become a principal dancer for a major ballet company, Misty Copeland has broken barriers in the world of dance. Biography fans will learn about Copeland’s rise from challenging circumstances to premier ballerina, including her childhood, her early dance lessons, and difficulties she overcame. Fast facts and intriguing sidebars teach students about Misty Copeland’s influences, her perseverance, and the ways she is giving back to underserved communities today.”
Available on Amazon

 

 

Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader Ginsburg: Supreme Court Justice
For Grades:
1-4
Publisher:
Cavendish Square Publishing, 2020

From the publisher: “This biography explores the life and career of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who broke through numerous barriers to become the second woman to serve on the United States Supreme Court. An icon of equality for her many admirers, Ginsburg experienced discrimination as a working wife and mother, which inspired her to fight for gender parity. Aided by fun facts and intriguing sidebars, readers will learn about Justice Ginsburg’s education, accomplishments, and influences, as well as fun details like her sense of style and her love of opera.”
Available on Amazon

 

 

Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie: Industrialist and Philanthropist
For Grades:
9-12
Publisher:
Cavendish Square Publishing, 2019

From the publisher: “Industrialist Andrew Carnegie achieved great financial success in the steel industry in nineteenth-century America. An immigrant from Scotland, Carnegie came to America as a boy and worked hard to become one of the wealthiest men in the world. After retiring from the steel industry, he gave his fortune away, believing the wealthy had an obligation to those less fortunate. Students will follow Carnegie’s rags-to-riches story, learning about the industrialization of America and Carnegie’s most influential works and achievements. They will also learn of Carnegie’s business strategies, how he overcame obstacles and criticism, and his philanthropic work that continues through many institutes and organizations today.”
Available on Amazon

 

 

Thomas EdisonThomas Edison: Inventor and Innovator
For Grades:
9-12
Publisher:
Cavendish Square Publishing, 2019

From the publisher: “The name Thomas Edison is associated with some of the world’s greatest inventions: the light bulb, the phonograph, and the motion picture camera. What inspired Edison to become an inventor? What struggles did he encounter on his way to greatness, and how did he overcome them? Readers will learn all about Edison, including his biographical details, challenges he encountered, and how he achieved his greatest inventions. Readers will learn about the industrialization of America, Edison’s role in nineteenth- and twentieth-century history, and his legacy today. Utilizing color photographs and intriguing sidebars, this book will draw readers in as they learn about Edison’s childhood, his famous rivalries, his relationship with the press, and how he became known as the “Wizard of Menlo Park.”
Available on Amazon

 

How Facebook Changed the World

How Facebook Changed the World
For Grades:
5-8
Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, 2019

From the publisher: “With billions of users worldwide, Facebook has become the most successful social media website on the internet. It has also been the subject of praise, criticism, and controversy. Using key facts, sidebars, and photographs related to the topic, this book informs students about what the world was like before Facebook, including a look at previous forms of online communication, and examines what made Facebook successful and what led to its displacement of MySpace at the top of social media. This book explores how Facebook has changed the world and societies since its creation, for better and worse, and explains Mark Zuckerberg’s role as leader of this successful business.”
Available on Amazon

 

Controlling Electricity and Weather

The Science of Controlling Electricity and Weather
For Grades:
3-6
Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, 2018

From the publisher: “Since ancient Greece and stories of powerful gods, humans have been fascinated with controlling the weather. This book explores the science behind electricity and the weather, and ways in which scientists are attempting to control them. Readers will discover the science behind producing electricity, taming hurricanes, and creating rain on demand. Through photographs, fun facts, and examples of the latest technology, readers learn about new ways humans are attempting to harness some of nature’s trickiest elements.”
Available on Amazon

 

 

Invisibility and X-Ray Vision

The Science of Invisibility and X-Ray Vision
For Grades:
3-6
Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, 2018

From the publisher: “Superpowers like invisibility and X-ray vision have inspired myths and stories for thousands of years. This book explores the scientists who have worked and continue to work to make these superpowers a reality. Readers will journey from the depths of the ocean to Central America to learn about animals that seem to possess these superpowers. Utilizing photographs, fun facts, and real-life examples, readers uncover the science behind invisibility and X-ray vision, and explore how they play a role in the technology of today and tomorrow.”
Available on Amazon

 

 

Property Rights

Civic Values: Property Rights
For Grades:
2-5
Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, 2018

From the publisher: “Owning property comes with certain rights, although these privileges sometimes clash with other rules and laws, such as environmental regulations. Readers will learn about how this right is protected by the Constitution and state and federal laws, what its limitations are, and how this affects the regular citizen every day.”
Available on Amazon

 

Coming Soon…

Cultures of the World: Wales

Exploring World Cultures: Austria

The Economics of Being a Toy Influencer

The Economics of Being a Music Influencer