Appearing in Tent #1 | 12:00 pm
About the author
Heather Alexander is the author of numerous nonfiction and fiction books for kids, including Eat Bugs: Project StartUp, a National Science Teachers of America Best STEM Book of 2021; Only In America: The Weird and Wonderful 50 States, an Amazon Best Children’s Book of 2021; A Child’s Introduction to the Nutcracker and A Child’s Introduction to Egyptology; and VIP: Dr. Mae Jemsion, Brave Rocketeer. Alexander was born and raised in New Jersey and now lives in Los Angeles.
MFOB featured book: Eat Bugs: Project StartUp
When Hallie and Jaye are paired up as partners for an entrepreneurship pitch competition, it’s far from a perfect match. Then Jaye hears Hallie’s startup idea: selling bugs as food. “Eat bugs? No way!” thinks Jaye. Eat Bugs: Project StartUp shows how maybe Hallie’s idea isn’t so wacky after all. It’s a great solution to climate change and really healthy, too. In fact, eating bugs just may be their best shot at winning the school competition. And, more than anything, Jaye wants to win.