Today, client Carmella Van Vleet’s debut picture book, TO THE STARS!, officially comes out! Congrats to Carmella and to her co-author Dr. Kathy Sullivan, who is the first American woman to ever walk in space.
As you might have guessed, this picture book is about Dr. Sullivan, and her journey from being a little girl interested in the world and science, to becoming that space-walking astronaut. Illustrator Nicole Wong did an amazing job with the images, and the end result is, according to BOOKLIST, “An attractive introduction to an American astronaut.” And Kirkus says, “This welcome addition to the field of female fliers will be informative as well as inspirational for girls.”
So, if you know of a little girl who loves adventure and science, definitely check this one out. For more info on this book, including a peek inside, and a downloadable educational guide, click here.
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Congratulations, Marie and Carmella!
Thanks, Wendy! 🙂
This is the kind of book I would have loved as a young girl! Too late for me, but what a terrific addition to nonfiction picture books and books that emphasize the contributions of women in science.
Thanks for the kind words. And I agree! I wish I had this type of book when I was a kid, too!