Steve Jenkins


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Hickory, NC, The United States
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Steve was born in 1952 in Hickory, North Carolina. His father, who would become a physics professor and astronomer (and recently his co-author on a book about the Solar System), was in the military and, later, working on science degrees at several different universities. We moved often. Steve lived in North Carolina, Panama, Virginia, Kansas, and Colorado. Wherever he lived, he kept a menagerie of lizards, turtles, spiders, and other animals, collected rocks and fossils, and blew things up in his small chemistry lab.

Because he moved often, Steve didn't have a large group of friends, and he spent a lot of time with books. His parents read to him until he could read himself, and he became an obsessive reader.

His interest in science led me to
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“Dr. Paul Farmer said it best: “The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that’s wrong with the world.” Esther helped us see the truth in that statement.”
Steve Jenkins, Esther the Wonder Pig: Changing the World One Heart at a Time

“Step 2 Mark off a square for the wall, I made mine 67 by 67 blocks.”
Steve Jenkins, Building Handbook: The Amazing Island Castle: Step By Step Guide

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