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'Girls Like Me': Book encourages Black girls to study STEM

Updated: Apr 4, 2022

Valerie Thompkins grew up reading and loving books but rarely came across picture books that featured a little girl who looked look her.

She's endeavoring to change that with her new book, "Girls Like Me," written to encourage Black girls ages 3 to 8 to pursue studies and careers in STEM – which is the areas of science, technology, engineering and math.

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