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"This first installment in a new “Quix” series offers a transitional chapter book with STEM appeal, promoting community, creativity, and collaboration ... A great choice for future engineers, entrepreneurs, and readers who enjoy a fun story that will spark the imagination." –School Library Journal
"A glossary, discussion questions, and STEM activity add further heft; a cast of characters helps transitioning readers keep track. Positive and upbeat." - Kirkus
"Teachers could easily use this as a group activity that culminates with a building project. This series (as it continues) will be very usable in an elementary school or children’s library." - School Library Connection
"It is most notable for celebrating the life and contributions of a little-known person who, like so many, many others, put herself at risk to further the cause she believed in." - Booklist - Starred Review
"Freeman creates bold compositions comprising the food, its makers, and even Martin Luther King Jr., who assisted Gilmore in starting her own cooking business."
- Publisher's Weekly
"A winning addition to libraries that serve young readers." - School Library Journal
"Empowering." - Kirkus
SCBWI Crystal Kite Award 2019
Booklist 2018 Editor's Choice
A Mighty Girl's 2018 Books of the Year
Amazon Best Nonfiction Children's Books of 2018