Breakthrough: How One Teen Innovator Is Changing the World


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  • ASIN: 0062369652
Author:
  • 0= Jack Andraka
  • 1= Matthew Lysiak
  • Binding: Hardcover
    EAN: 9780062369659
    EANList:
  • EANListElement= 9780062369659
  • Edition: 1St Edition
    ISBN: 0062369652
    ItemDimensions:
  • Height= 900
  • Length= 600
  • Weight= 0
  • Width= 89
  • Label: HarperCollins
    Manufacturer: HarperCollins
    NumberOfItems: 1
    NumberOfPages: 256
    PackageDimensions:
  • Height= 110
  • Length= 930
  • Weight= 90
  • Width= 620
  • PackageQuantity: 1
    ProductGroup: Book
    ProductTypeName: ABIS_BOOK
    PublicationDate: 2015-03-10
    Publisher: HarperCollins
    ReleaseDate: 2015-03-10
    Studio: HarperCollins
    Title: Breakthrough: How One Teen Innovator Is Changing the World

    Product Description

    A National Science Teachers Association Best STEM Book of 2017!

    For the first time, teen innovator and scientist Jack Andraka tells the story behind his revolutionary discovery. When a dear family friend passed away from pancreatic cancer, Jack was inspired to create a better method of early detection. At the age of fifteen, he garnered international attention for his breakthrough: a four-cent strip of paper capable of detecting pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancers four hundred times more effectively than the previous standard.

    Jack's story is not just a story of dizzying international success; it is a story of overcoming depression and homophobic bullying and finding the resilience to persevere and come out. His account inspires young people, who he argues are the most innovative, to fight for the right to be taken seriously and to pursue our own dreams. Do-it-yourself science experiments are included in each chapter, making Breakthrough perfect for STEM curriculum. But above all, Jack's memoir empowers his generation with the knowledge that we can each change the world if we only have the courage to try.