Guest Author: Kathleen Yu
Today’s guest author is Kathleen Yu, a high school senior from Houston, Texas. She’s a data literacy advocate and recently published the book Data Literacy for Kids in the hopes of spreading data literacy among younger students and inspire them to understand, use and embrace the power of data visualizations. Additionally, all book proceeds go towards Kathleen’s nonprofit FeedingCreativity.org, which cultivates creativity in younger minds.
In today’s data-driven world, understanding and interpreting data is a vital skill in all aspects of life. This book is dedicated towards spreading data literacy among young students and inspiring them to use data to solve problems, make informed decisions, and create a positive impact. Through colorful illustrations and hands-on activities, readers will learn how to collect, visualize, and use data in a simple, fun, and interactive way.
Being both an avid digital artist and data enthusiast, I wanted to use my creativity and knowledge to spread data literacy education, which led me to write and illustrate my book. As a high school senior, I have noticed a data literacy gap in school curriculums; so, my book is dedicated to spreading data literacy and inspiring younger students to unlock the power of data.
I am also the founder of Feeding Creativity, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. At Feeding Creativity, our mission is to cultivate creativity in young minds to drive innovation in all career fields. We do this through hosting creative exploration workshops in local communities nationwide and donation drives for underprivileged children globally.
And, in the spirit of using creativity in data, all proceeds from my book will go towards Feeding Creativity.