BrightPoint Press: Skilled and Vocational Trades Reviews

Become a Drone Pilot: ISBN 978-1-6782-0008-4 / eBook: 978-1-6782-0009-1
Become a Electrician: ISBN 978-1-6782-0012-1 / eBook: 978-1-6782-0013-8
Become a Graphic Designer: ISBN 978-1-6782-0010-7 / eBook: 978-1-6782-0011-4
Become a Plumber: ISBN 978-1-6782-0014-5 / eBook: 978-1-6782-0015-2
Become a Radiation Therapist: ISBN 978-1-6782-0016-9 / eBook: 978-1-6782-0017-6
School Library Journal, November 1, 2020

Gr 6 Up—Narrative storytelling describes the daily lifestyles, challenges, and opportunities related to each of these career fields. The text also explains how to get started, required certifications, and continuing education. Photos depict men and women in various roles in all job categories. What makes this series appealing is its mix of factual, traditional nonfiction presentation and engaging elements, such as interviews, unfamiliar facts, and the breakdowns of environments workers can choose from. For example, radiation therapists can work in doctors' offices, hospitals, or their own private practices. Each book is divided into manageable chapters that are appropriate for both emerging and more advanced middle grade readers. These titles may even appeal to early high school students. VERDICT Unsung career paths get the attention they deserve in this series. A great investment for any large public, middle school, or high school library collection.