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Children's Book follows STEM superhero who has the ability to solve mysteries through her STEMpowers

LONGWOOD, Fla. – Nakeisha Washington noticed that her daughter, Nyla Denae’ would mimic her as though she also was teaching science. As a STEM educator, author, mentor, and curator of the "STEMsation" movement, Washington developed a platform that fuses together STEM, character development, and fashion into a unique model for young girls and women. The result of which is her book titled, “Who Is Nyla Nova? “The STEMsation” (published by Xlibris).

The children's book tells the story of Nyla Nova who learned that she is a “STEM Superhero” with the a

bility to solve mysteries using her STEMpowers. Her mother, the “STEMsational Queen” has passed her STEMpowers down to her youngest child. Their mission is to encourage girls to believe in themselves and to develop confidence and skills in the areas of STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

“This book is full of amazing illustrations that will have every little girl strapping on her STEMsational goggles and navigating the world of STEM while developing their character, building their confidence, and exuding class. This project has taken more than a year to create. We wanted to make sure that we were not just entertaining young girls, but actually giving them the tools to succeed in life. With this book, little girls will join in the experience of awakening their inner STEM princess,” Washington says.

Washington hopes the publication of “Who Is Nyla Nova? “The STEMsation” will spark interest in STEM plus show the fashionable side of the ladies of STEM, and light up little girls’ imaginations on all the possibilities that await them. “We are trying to increase the number of women of color in STEM by inspiring girls at a young age,” she adds.

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