Sasha Savvy Starts It Up
Sasha Ariel Alston
(Gold Fern Press, Sept. 16, 2020)
Sasha Savvy Starts it Up is a middle grade book (ages 8-12). In the first book of the series, Sasha Savvy Loves to Code, 10-year old Sasha Savvy from Washington, DC, was introduced to coding and she loved it. Now she's 12, in middle school, and smart and inquisitive as ever. Her mom Stacy Savvy, a software developer, and her dad, Steve Savvy, a Chef and Entrepreneur, encourage her to use her imagination and to be creative when she runs into a problem. Sasha and her best friends, Ashley Webster and Gabby Reyes, decide to start a business. The family supports them, and even 17- year old big brother Savion, joins the team. Readers will follow the team's progress from having an idea to making a plan to facing challenges to learning big lessons as they launch their business.Through STEM, entrepreneurial, and social justice concepts, Sasha Savvy Starts It Up is here to inspire girls to be confident, creative thinkers and problem solvers, all while having fun.