Changing Weather—The Story of June Bacon-Bercey

by Ashlee Klemm

June, a bright and motivated young woman, always excelled in school. The atmosphere fascinated her, so she chose to study meteorology. A person as intelligent and capable as June should be a welcome addition to any science, but that wasn’t the case. June was African-American, and never before had an African-American woman earned a degree in meteorology. Undeterred, June persisted and blazed the trail for others to follow. This is the story of how meteorology and broadcasting pioneer June Bacon-Bercey forever changed the face of weather.

27 pages, full-color, 11″x7″

This book is an optional read-aloud book for our Weather and Water Science Unit and is included in the optional Weather and Water Read-Aloud Book Pack which is suggested to accompany that unit.

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