‘Tech Titans’ offers kids look into world of technology bigwigs

PROFILES: Tech Titans. By Carla Killough McClafferty. Scholastic Paperbacks. 144 pages. $6.99. For ages 8-14.

Discover how six of the most prominent figures in the world of technology changed the world as we know it.

Find out what they were like as children. What were their families like? Take the summer to discover what they did in school and what their biggest accomplishments were.

Maybe your child will be the next person to change the world.

My 11-year-old son has read about Mark Zuckerberg three times. He is trying to figure out how he can create something that makes the impact Facebook has had on our culture.

These six biographies offer plenty to inspire the next generation of movers and shakers. The photographs and quotes mixed throughout the biographies help the reader feel a connection with the person behind the technology.

If you have a burgeoning entrepreneur, this may be the perfect summer read for them.

McGeath Freeman reviews children’s books for Lowcountry Parent magazine. To see previous reviews, go to www.lowcountryparent.com.