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To The Moon

To The Moon

Eight-year-old problem-solver Terysa is determined to win the school science fair. There is only one snag: she has so many good ideas, she doesn’t know which one to choose.

Terysa loves astronomy, so she wants her project to be space-related. But what exactly should she present? Luckily, her sister Shana is an astronomy wiz and is on hand to help. Shana inspires Terysa with the tale of mathematician Dorothy Vaughan, NASA’s first Black supervisor and a computer programming pioneer.

Together, the sisters puzzle out the Python code that will get Terysa’s science project moving all on its own, and will soon have a project that is out of this world. But will it be enough to win the top science fair prize?

Book Details

Publisher: Xoxoterysa
Publish Date: February 1, 2023
ISBN: 9798985096750
Language: English

About the Author

Terysa Ridgeway is a Technical Program Manager at Google. Before that, Terysa was a rocket scientist developing code for Exoatmospheric Spacecraft!

Terysa holds Computer Science and Mathematics degrees from Southern University and A&M College, and was recently accepted into Stanford University’s Executive Education LEAD program.

Terysa is inspired to write by her insanely vivid dreams, stories from her children’s ‘out of this world’ imagination, and by seeing brilliant young minds at work.

Terysa lives with her supportive husband and their four children, a creative ten-year-old, a nine-year-old aspiring author and songwriter, an inquisitive three-year-old, and an energetic two-year-old.

Terysa believes that when it comes to learning, with the right support, the sky is the limit!

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