Mariela González is a Clinical Laboratory Scientist and a native of Venezuela. She has worked in Clinical Microbiology and received her Masters degree from the University of Minnesota. While a volunteer at the Science Museum of Minnesota she realized how much she enjoyed teaching science to young children. She enrolled in the Institute of Children’s Literature graduating from their course of study: Writing for Children and Teenagers. “Can You Say Bacteria?” is her debut as a children's non-fiction author. Currently, Mariela is a certified Medical Interpreter living in Atlanta with her husband and two daughters.
Este libro describe lo que son las bacterias, qué formas tienen y dónde pueden encontrarse. Con un enfoque positivo, el libro muestra ejemplos fáciles de entender sobre cuándo las bacterias pueden favorecer o perjudicar a los seres humanos. Preguntas frecuentes se incluyen para mejorar el razonamiento crítico y el vocabulario de los niños, mientras se fomenta su interés por la ciencia.
For a positive perspective on bacteria, this book describes what bacteria are, what shapes they come in and where they can be found. The book also gives easy-to-understand examples of when bacteria can be useful or harmful. Frequently asked questions are included to enhance children’s critical reasoning skills and vocabulary, while fostering their interest in science.