Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different (Paperback)
"Your time is limited. . . . have the courage to follow your heart and intuition."--Steve Jobs
From the start, his path was never predictable. Steve Jobs was given up for adoption at birth, dropped out of college after one semester, and at the age of twenty, created Apple in his parents' garage with his friend Steve Wozniack. Then came the core and hallmark of his genius--his exacting moderation for perfection, his counterculture life approach, and his level of taste and style that pushed all boundaries. A devoted husband, father, and Buddhist, he battled cancer for over a decade, became the ultimate CEO, and made the world want every product he touched.
Critically acclaimed author Karen Blumenthal takes us to the core of this complicated and legendary man while simultaneously exploring the evolution of computers. Framed by Jobs' inspirational Stanford commencement speech and illustrated throughout with black and white photos, this is the story of the man who changed our world.
About the Author
Karen Blumenthal is an award-winning children's non-fiction writer and a long-time journalist. Her book "Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition" received four starred reviews and was a finalist for the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award. Later, "Six Days in October: The Stock Market Crash of 1929, " was named a Sibert Honor Book, and "Let Me Play: The Story of Title IX", won a Jane Addams Children's Book Award. Karen's recent book, "Tommy: The Gun That Changed America", explores the history and controversy of the famous and deadly Tommy gun. She lives in Dallas, Texas.
"Students who know Steve Jobs only through Apple’s iTunes, iPhones, and iPads will have their eyes opened by this accessible and well-written biography.”--VOYA
“…an engaging and intimate portrait. Few biographies for young readers feel as relevant and current as this one does.”--Horn Book Magazine
“This is a smart book about a smart subject by a smart writer.” --Booklist, starred
“A perceptive, well-wrought picture of an iconic figure…”--Kirkus
"...Blumenthal crafts an insightful, balanced portrait..."--Publishers Weekly