My rating: 5 of 5 stars
A very entertaining collection of stories shared by some modern makers reflecting on experiences from their childhood. These experiences are organized by the author into themes that represent a solid list of dispositions typically associated with the “maker mindset”.
Many of these modern makers also share stories about how they are raising their own children. Through shared experiences, along with healthy doses of freedom and independence, using things like tools, materials, and readily available resources, these parents are guiding their kids to become their own kinds of maker – not duplicates of their maker moms or dads.
This book is a great read with lots of stories to laugh at, and deep summarizing takeaways offered by the author to consider. As both a parent and an educator trying to make makers, this book offers lots of valuable insights. Don’t expect a cookbook set of recipes to follow – you’ll get a list of ingredients (ie themes), but how you mix and make ’em is up to you!