"Gitanjali Rao is an inspiring innovator and motivational speaker about her experiences as America's Top Young Scientist. In her book, she provides an infrastructure to help students, teachers, and parents solve real-world problems in a way that can lead to real change. As a former educator, district leader, and STEM thought leader, I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in becoming an innovator to make the world a better place."
– Dr. Cindy Moss, VP, Global STEM, Discovery Education
"Gitanjali has done a remarkable job breaking down the process of innovation—all the way from developing the curiosity and mindset of an innovator, to competing in global competitions. It is a very fun, fast read, with plenty of rich strategies and tips that are clearly drawing on her experiences as a young innovator, to competing in global competitions. It is a very fun, fast read, with plenty of rich strategies and tips that are clearly drawing on her experience as a young innovator. She doesn't shy away from sharing her hesitations at each step—brainstorming can feel unproductive, research can feel intimidating, teamwork can be slow—but for every roadblock, she provides. Well done, Gitanjali! I hope each and every kid in the world reads this book and realizes that nothing stops them from innovating and making the world better. What an awesome message!"
– Tara Chklovski, Founder and CEO, Technovation
"Gitanjali's thoughtful insights and step-by-step guidance provide practical lessons for creative thinkers and problem solvers to build crucial real-world skills for personal growth and impactful innovation. A role model herself, Gitanjali's entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to empowering young minds inspires readers of all ages. Students, educators, and parents will learn how to think differently and work more effectively to solve the problems of tomorrow."
– Karlie Kloss, Supermodel, Entrepreneur, and Founder of Kode with Klossy
"Gitanjali's book is a delightfully personal, practical, and inspiring how-to on STEM innovation and the magic that can transpire when kids are free to embrace failure, think bigger, and dare to make their creative visions a reality. Ever passionate, courageous, and kind, Gitanjali leads by example, sparking a movement for a better and more inclusive tomorrow."
– Dr. Pardis Sabeti, Professor, Harvard University, Broad Institute
"A Young Innovator's Guide to STEM is an engaging book that guides teachers, parents, and students through ideation, innovation, and problem-solving. Gitanjali relates her process for coming up with her innovations along with the practical processes, tools, and tips for aspiring innovators and creative thinkers who want to make their ideas a reality as teenagers."
– Esther Wojcicki, Cofounder, Tract