KidLit Cover Reveal UP PERISCOPE: HOW ENGINEER RAYE MONTAGUE REVOLUTIONIZED SHIPBUILDING

KidLit TV is honored to reveal the book cover for
UP PERISCOPE: HOW ENGINEER RAYE MONTAGUE
REVOLUTIONIZED SHIPBUILDING
by Jennifer Swanson, illustrated by Veronica Miller Jamison
KidLit Cover Reveal UP PERISCOPE!
ABOUT THE BOOK

The inspiring story of engineer Raye Montague, a hidden figure who created the first comprehensive computer program to design ships for the US Navy.

WATCH this Up Periscope Sketch-to-Cover Reveal by Veronica Miller Jamison!

Girls like Raye Montague weren’t supposed to like math or science, or go to engineering school. But tenacious Raye had a plan, one that eventually took her all the way to the US Navy.

As Raye told me herself,
“No one thought a woman could do it.
No one thought a Black woman could do it.
But Raye Montague became the first person to do it.”

As a member of the US Naval Academy’s 11th class to have women and a woman in STEM, I am honored to share Raye’s story with readers everywhere.

About Jennifer Swanson

Jennifer began her writing career at the age of five when she wrote and illustrated books for her kindergarten class. A self-professed science geek, Jennifer has always been captivated by the world around her and is curious to understand how it works. As a young child she used to gather leaves and flowers and look at them under a microscope, wade through her backyard creek, and tromp through woods. She has carried that love of science her whole life.

About Veronica Miller Jamison

Veronica Miller Jamison is a surface pattern designer and illustrator based outside Philadelphia. She spent nearly a decade in broadcast news before switching gears to embark on a career in illustration and fashion.

As a kid, Veronica was obsessed with fashion, dance, crafting, and drawing, and grew up immersed in the stories of her family’s history in the south and Caribbean. Those childhood passions now influence Veronica’s work as a professional artist – her favorite subjects center on creativity, family, community and history (which also gives her a chance to nerd out over historical dress!). Fashion influences her use of color and pattern, and she is particularly inspired by Black trailblazers and luminaries, a lineage she’s studied from childhood, through college, and into the present.

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