Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different

Karen Blumenthal

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"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.
 
 
 

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Steve Jobs’s first story involved connecting dots, and it began with a most unusual promise.
Joanne Schieble was just twenty-three and attending graduate school in Wisconsin when she learned she was pregnant. Her father didn’t approve of her relationship with a Syrian-born graduate student, and social customs in the 1950s frowned on a woman having a child outside of marriage. To avoid the glare, Schieble moved to San Francisco and was taken in by a doctor who took care of unwed mothers and helped arrange adoptions.

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Praise for Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different

"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


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STEVE JOBS by Karen Blumenthal | Kirkus Book Reviews
Read the Kirkus Review of STEVE JOBS The Man Who Thought Different. An admiring though not entirely adulatory view of our era's greatest technology celebrity, rightly dubbed (by U2's Bono) "the hardware software Elvis."
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About the Author

Karen Blumenthal

KAREN BLUMENTHAL is a critically acclaimed children's non-fiction writer and a long-time journalist for the Wall Street Journal. She is the author of Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition, which received four starred reviews, Six Days in October: The Stock Market Crash of 1929, which was a Sibert Honor Book, and Let Me Play: The Story of Title IX, which won a Jane Addams Children’s Book Award. She lives in Dallas, Texas.

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Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different
Karen Blumenthal

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Macmillan Young Listeners
February 2012
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427225665
ISBN10: 1427225664
Young Adult NonfictionAudio Run Time: 5:53
Age Range: 12 to 18
Grade Range: 7 and up
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Feiwel & Friends
February 2012
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781250015570
ISBN10: 125001557X
Young Adult Nonfiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 320 pages, B&W illustrations
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Range: 7 and up
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Square Fish
February 2012
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250014450
ISBN10: 125001445X
Young Adult Nonfiction
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Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Range: 7 and up
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February 2012
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ISBN: 9781250014610
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Grade Range: 7 and up
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