The Science of Boys
Written by Emily Seo
Illustrated by Gracey Zhang
Published by Tradewind Books
Twelve-year-old science nerd Emma Sakamoto wants to reinvent herself when she starts high school. When stylish new girl Poppy asks for Emma’s help getting the attention of her crush, Cole, Emma lies and tells Poppy that she’s writing a book about the science of boys. Emma’s friend, George, offers to help Emma apply scientific principles to the mystery of getting a boyfriend. But George has an ulterior motive!
Real science and enthusiasm for scientific principles are interwoven into this humorous story of friendship, family and what it means to truly belong.
Primary ISBN: 9781926890401
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback
Middle Grade, Age 12 or older
Community Represented: Japanese/Japanese American
Themes: Canadian Connection, Coming of Age, Cross-Group Dating, Cross-Group Friendship, Generation: 2nd, Own Voices/Lived Experience, STEM
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: 2nd Generation
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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