These volumes support the notion that many STEM jobs also incorporate the ability to draw, visualize, reconstruct, photograph, and animate. Forward-thinking readers will see the eclectic career possibilities derived from their love of video games, digital photography, advertising, crime scene investigation, and more. The text is superimposed onto photos of techie tools and people at work. Pages are also peppered with facts bites and graphics emphasizing the STEAM aspects of the job. An introductory page of “Before and After” reading activities offers a textbook walk, content vocabulary, and comprehension or content mastery questions at a fifth grade level.
VERDICT A cool challenge to traditional career categories, highly recommended to get students thinking about careers that integrate their artistic talents.
—School Library Journal, November 2016