Lift Bridge Book Shop will be hosting author and Brockport High School graduate Kristen Bott Nordstrom for a live reading and signing of her non-fiction picture book Mimic Makers on Thursday, August 12 at 10:30 a.m.
Mimic Makers profiles ten biomimicry inventors from around the world whose investigations about nature lead to amazing inventions that help people and the planet. These innovators come from different areas of STEM expertise – biologist, chemical engineer, material science engineer, and microbiologist to name a few, but all work in the scientific field of biomimicry.
Kristen is a writer and full-time public school second grade teacher and founding member of a title one STEAM Academy in CA, which serves a beautiful and diverse group of students including: foster youth, bilingual learners, and children on the autism spectrum.
Kristen’s roots are in the Hamlin and Brockport area. She visits her family every year in Hamlin and enjoys beautiful Lake Ontario, blueberry picking, bike rides to Hamlin Beach State Park, Abbott's ice cream, Lift Bridge Books and the Strand Theater to name just a few. While in town this summer she has also done readings at the Hamlin Public Library and the Seymour Library.
Kristen comes from a big teaching family. Her grandmother - Marjorie VanCise, her mother - Carol Bott, her aunt - Ruth Rath, her uncle and aunt - Bill and Liz Fitzgerald, all taught in the Brockport school systems for most of their teaching careers.
I had so many extraordinary teachers in my life from the Brockport area that encouraged me, and taught the positive and powerful impact a teacher can have on a child's life. This is something I've taken with me wherever I've gone in the world. Mr. Dave Kelly was my AP Biology teacher at BHS. He was a great teacher and taught through a whole-system perspective to biology. I also want to thank Mr. John Izzo for being such an incredible teacher and amazing theater director.