If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It: How 25 Inspiring Individuals Found Their Dream Jobs (Hardcover)

If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It: How 25 Inspiring Individuals Found Their Dream Jobs By Colleen Nelson, Kathie Macisaac Cover Image
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Description


There is no single path to the job of your dreams.

What does it take to become a stuntperson? How does a
mathematician spend her days? When does a barber become the center of a
community? In this refreshing take on a careers book, meet twenty-five
individuals of different backgrounds, genders, and abilities who have found
their careers through a wide range of experience, education, intention, and
inspiration. From Joshua Jones, who built a business where he could thrive as a
Deaf interior designer, to Teresa Tam, whose hunger for knowledge led her to
the position of Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, each of these dreamers found
ways to dig deep into their passion, to gain experience and knowledge, and to
turn that into a job.

In If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It, Colleen
Nelson
, middle-school teacher and award-winning author of The Harvey
Stories and The Undercover Book List, teams up with children's librarian
and literacy advocate Kathie MacIsaac to show young readers that there
are many paths to a dream job. Education may come from university, college,
trade school, apprenticeship, specialized training, or simply asking questions
and getting involved. Your career may be something you're already dreaming
about or something you've never even heard of. No matter what, success means
feeling happy with the work you do.

If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It includes full-color photographs and
illustrations, informative sidebars, tips for trying out a field of interest, a
glossary, an index, and an interactive quiz. Spotlight features on children and
youth who are already gaining experience for their own dream jobs round out
this inspirational resource.

About the Author


An author and junior high school teacher, ColleenNelson earned her Bachelor of Education from the University of Manitoba inher hometown of Winnipeg. Her recent works include The Undercover Book List, the award-winning Harvey Stories, which include the Governor General'sLiterary Award finalist Harvey Holds His Own, and the picture book TeachingMrs. Muddle. Colleen writes daily in between appearances at hockey rinksand soccer fields in support of her two sports-loving sons. The family's WestHighland Terrier Rosie adds an extra-loveable dose of liveliness, squirrel-chasing, and shoe-chewing to their lives. KathieMacIsaac is anaward-winning literacy advocate who is passionate about books for middle-gradereaders. She is a co-author of the blog Bit About Books and a co-founderof the website MG Book Village, which facilitates connection betweenmembers of the middle-grade community. Kathie manages the children's departmentof the Headingly Municipal Library near Winnipeg, Manitoba, where she lives withher husband and daughter. Her first book is If You Can Dream It, You Can DoIt: How 25 inspiring individuals found their dream jobs.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781772782288
ISBN-10: 1772782289
Publisher: Pajama Press
Publication Date: October 25th, 2022
Pages: 64
Language: English