The book stresses that without Jobs, we wouldn't have computers with a screen monitor, keyboard and mouse; Pixar movies and characters such as Buzz Lightyear; the iPod; iPad and much more. Young readers will enjoy reading some of Steve Jobs' famous quotes and discovering how Jobs' talent was in his "artistic creativity to adapt science to fit people's needs."
The book follows Jobs' life from birth to working at a start-up video game company named Atari (yeah, remember them?) to revolutionizing technology. The back of the book provides a listing of milestones from Jobs' life, a chronology of his career, and quotes from others about his legacy. What I really like about STEVE JOBS: AMERICAN GENIUS is how it stresses that we can all learn from Jobs and "live life at that intersection between art and science." And who knows, perhaps, one young reader will make that next dent on our universe.
Reading level: Ages 8 and up
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Collins (January 3, 2012)
Source of review copy: Publisher
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