Designing, creating, and making are at the core of what we do at Rosie Riveters, and we’re so excited to share Be a Maker by Katey Howes! The book begins with its heroine making projects by herself, but by the end she is engaged with her entire community in making something to be proud of.

While reading Be a Maker, ask kids these comprehension questions:

  • What the heroine was making, and name three of her projects?
  • Who she was working with to make these wonderful things?

For our Rosie Reads activity, identify something you could make in your community to make it a better place. What would the project be? How would it help your community? Who would you work with? What materials would you use, and how would you get it done?