Science educator, mechanical engineer, television host, and New York Times bestselling author, William Sanford "Bill" Nye, and co-author Gregory Mone, a novelist, science journalist, speaker, and children’s book author will close the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits.
As creator of the Emmy award-winning, syndicated television show “Bill Nye the Science Guy”, Nye first became a household name while introducing the millennial generation to science and engineering. He now appears in his much-anticipated return to the screen, in the Netflix series, “Bill Nye Saves the World”. Nye, who is on a mission to help foster a scientifically literate society and help people everywhere understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work has appeared on “Good Morning America”, “CNN New Day”, “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”, “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”, and “Real Time with Bill Maher” as a trusted science source.
Mone has covered artificial intelligence, robots, physics, and biology as a magazine writer. “I’m always busy writing about strange people building strange contraptions,” he says. His award-winning children’s books include Fish, Dangerous Waters, and The Truth About Santa: Wormholes, Robots, and What Really Happens on Christmas Eve, which at its heart is about the power of science and technology and which was picked by USA Today as one of its “top five holiday books for geeks.”
In Jack and the Geniuses, Nye and Mone take middle-grade readers on a scientific adventure that features real-world science and scientific facts along with action and a mystery that will leave kids guessing until the end, making the books ideal for STEM education. The first book in their new middle-grade series from Amulet Books, an imprint of ABRAMS, Jack and the Geniuses, was published this Spring and a second, will be out Fall 2017.
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA
Meeting Type: Other
Cost: Included with full conference registration.