Detective Dot are STEM-Based Books for Socially Conscious Young People

By: Alyson Wyers - Dec 29, 2015
References: kickstarter
In a product that combines coding and social justice, these adventure stories star child coder Detective Dot, who uses technology to solve global problems.

Currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter, the project helps to break away from stereotypes in children's media by introducing an 8 year old female role model who specializes in subjects like the arts, engineering, mathematics, science and technology. Described as a digital Dr. Doolittle, the little girl has a special ability to communicate with objects.

Intended for youth aged 7 to 9, The Amazing Adventures of Detective Dot will consist of both hardcover and digital book copies plus educational materials teachers can utilize in conjunction with existing curriculums. Dot and her sidekicks Miss Drone and Tumble ("a very silly and sprightly ball of string") travel across the world from Uzbekistan's cotton fields to Uganda's copper mines to Silicone Valley's swanky workspaces.