KidWind Supports New Children’s Book Featuring Women in Energy
Authors run successful Kickstarter campaign and partner with several energy companies to distribute copies of the book via KidWind Challenges
(Saint Paul, Minn.) November 8, 2021 – Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, the authors of the upcoming book Everyday Superheroes: Women in Energy have partnered with several energy companies. EDP Renewables North America, Enel North America, Orsted, and Pattern Energy are sponsoring copies of the book to be distributed via KidWind’s network of schools and through other national science initiatives for children.
Everyday Superheroes is a nonfiction book series written by Erin Twamley and Joshua Sneideman focusing on the importance of multicultural representation of women in STEM. The second illustrated book in this series introduces elementary students to 26 energy careers and shows how heroes around the world are powering our planet from the national labs to large renewable energy farms.
“I have known Erin and Joshua for years, we recently reconnected at the 2021 Renewable Energy Education Summit (REES) we organized last winter, said Michael Arquin, founder of KidWind. “One of the major outcomes of REES was the need to broaden and diversify the renewable energy education workforce. With that in mind, I am thrilled to support these two authors as they work to get the book into the hands of as many students as possible.”
The book is set to release in spring 2022 with publisher WiseInk. KidWind, an international leader in clean energy education, will give out books at trainings and workshops, as well as at KidWind Challenges. Other generous contributions from additional sponsors include HULL, The Women’s Energy Network Boston Chapter, The Women’s Energy Network Pittsburgh Chapter, and WECS Renewables.
To learn more about the book series and to preorder Everyday Superheroes: Women in Energy, visit stemsuperheroes.com/stem-books/.
About the KidWind Project:
The KidWind Project, an international leader in renewable energy education, has been working with educators and students to integrate renewable energy into classrooms for over 15 years. Since 2004, KidWind has held more than 800 training events for more than 50,000 teachers all over the world. For more information about our trainings, challenges and curricular materials, visit www.kidwind.org.